Article Abstract

Can the use of perioperative epidural impact survival outcome in women with advanced ovarian cancer?

Authors: Søren Lunde, Pernille T. Jensen


The surgical stress response following major surgery is characterized by a physiologic cascade of immunologic and endocrine alterations and an activation of the sympathetic nervous system with release of catecholamines like dopamine, norepinephrine, and epinephrine (1).