Palliative Techniques and Supportive Procedures in Surgical Oncology

  • Patrizia Racca
  • Baudolino Mussa
  • Riccardo Ferracini
  • Dorico Righi
  • Lorenzo Repetto
  • Rosella Spadi
Part of the Updates in Surgery book series (UPDATESSURG)


In palliative treatment surgery plays an important role: the primary aim of any palliative surgery is the relief of symptoms, with preservation or improvement in the quality of life [1]. In oncological practice, palliative surgery in the broadest sense refers to surgery that is by nature non curative. Palliative surgery also involves surgical procedures that are aimed primarily at the treatment of symptoms or complications associated with the tumor.


Palliative Surgery Malignant Ascites Supportive Procedure Malignant Bowel Obstruction Hyoscine Butylbromide 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Patrizia Racca
    • 1
  • Baudolino Mussa
    • 2
  • Riccardo Ferracini
    • 3
  • Dorico Righi
    • 4
  • Lorenzo Repetto
    • 5
  • Rosella Spadi
    • 1
  1. 1.Medical Oncology-C.U.R.O.S. Giovanni Battista University HospitalTurinItaly
  2. 2.Surgical Oncology UnitS. Giovanni Battista University HospitalTurinItaly
  3. 3.Orthopedics and Traumatology UnitS. Giovanni Battista University HospitalTurinItaly
  4. 4.Interventional Radiology UnitS. Giovanni Battista University HospitalTurinItaly
  5. 5.Urology Unit IIIS. Giovanni Battista University HospitalTurinItaly

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