June 1st 1998
Drs. Eltabbakh and Piver present a comprehensive review of the management and prognosis of patients with extraovarian primary peritoneal carcinoma (EOPPC). Increased recognition and more precise definition have led many physicians and scientists to recognize EOPPC as a distinct clinical entity with a unique etiology. However, staging and treatment criteria for EOPPC have been modeled after criteria for papillary serous ovarian cancer, which is clinically and histologically similar. The Gynecologic Oncology Group (GOG) has allowed the inclusion of patients with EOPPC into clinical trials designed for patients with epithelial ovarian cancer.