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Surgery for resolving symptoms associated with malignant bowel obstruction in advanced gynaecological and gastrointestinal cancers

Feuer DDJ, Broadley KE
Published Online: 
21 January 2009

A systematic review of surgery in malignant bowel obstruction in progressive advanced gynaecological and gastrointestinal cancers illustrates the varied quality of the original reports, the lack of validated outcome criteria appropriate for these patients and suggests what further research is needed. No firm conclusions affecting clinical practice could be drawn.

This record should be cited as: 
Feuer DDJ, Broadley KE. Surgery for the resolution of symptoms in malignant bowel obstruction in advanced gynaecological and gastrointestinal cancer. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2000, Issue 4. Art. No.: CD002764. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD002764
Assessed as up to date: 
7 March 2000