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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.