The Fundamental Role of Postoperative Critical Care in Gynecologic Oncology Surgery: A Brief Report

Document Type : Brief Report


1 1st Department of obstetrics / gynecology National and Kapodistrian University of Athens Aleksadra Hospital, Athens, Greece

2 Departement of Pediatrics Asklepieion Hospital Athens,Greece

3 Devision of GYN/Oncology 1st Departement of Obstetrics/Gynecology , Ntional and Kapoditrian University of Athens, Aleskandra Hospital, Athens, Greece


The value of postoperative critical care in gynecologic oncology surgery is crucial for the patient’s further postoperative course. For that reason different levels of postoperative care should exist, in order to identify in an early stage the possible complications and handle them properly . Strict indications of who should be admitted or not, should be defined and surgeons as well anesthesiologists should be aware of them. On the other hand, longer stay in hospital increases the likelihood of complications such as nosocomial infections and late ambulation, increasing morbidity and mortality. Therefore, longer stay in critical care units should be avoided, by predicting if patients are able to move to the general ward and later exit from the hospital. The next step is to set strict protocols for the indications of admission and decreased hospitalization by an accepted scientific team. These protocols should be applied universally in order to achieve the best possible outcomes in patients’ postoperative course.


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