Michal Šimek, Roman Čierny
Emergency surgery in patients with cancer is much discussed topic, with no definite opinions on the subject. These patients are often critically ill, with advanced disease and surgical procedures carry high mortality and morbidity. The most common emergencies in oncologic surgery are bowel obstruction, perforation, and haemorrhage and neutropenic enterocolitis. It is very important to consider the indication for surgery, mainly if it can improve survival and quality of life. Patients not suitable for surgery can benefit from conservative treatment and in selected patients also from endoscopic and radiological interventions.