Jpn J Clin Oncol 2021 Jul 12. Epub 2021 Jul 12.
Division of Thoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Keio University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan.
Debulking surgery, also called cytoreductive surgery, is a resection of the tumor as much as possible and an intended incomplete resection for unresectable malignant tumors. Since the most important principle in surgical oncology is complete R0 resection, debulking surgery goes against the basic principle and obscures the concept of operability. However, debulking surgery has been advocated for various types of advanced malignant tumors, including gynecological cancers, urological cancers, gastrointestinal cancers, breast cancers and other malignancies, with or without adjuvant therapy. Read More