Pre-Op Blood Tests May Predict Post-Op Morbidity in Ovarian CA

A study to examine the correlation between preoperative thrombocytosis or leukocytosis and postoperative morbidity or mortality in patients with ovarian cancer was published in the journalObstetrics & Gynecology. Emma L. Barber, MD, and colleagues say that preoperative thrombocytosis and leukocytosis are associated with increased risk of postoperative complication. The risk of major complications increased two-fold whereas the risk of postoperative death increased four-fold.

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