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Peritoneal carcinosis often occurs during the evolution of many neoplasias either abdominal or extra-abdominal. The free time survival of the patients affected by carcinosis is poor (about 6 months) as regards gastric and colorectal cancer. In the last ten-year period a combined surgical technique aiming at the total removal of parietal and visceral(More)
Pseudomixoma peritonei (PMP) is a rare neoplasia with a low grade of clinical malignity. Generally, the main treatment of this tumor is the surgical debulking. Best results are obtained combining surgery and hyperthermic antiblastic peritoneal perfusion (HAPP) with CDDP and MMC. From April '97 to March 2003, we operated on 132 patients, 8 times with a(More)
New approach to peritoneal carcinomatosis combining cytoreductive surgery and hypertermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy suggest improved survival when it is possible to achieve a complete cytoreduction. In this study we consider the major complications related to this procedure and purpose our approach for their prevention and treatment.
In patients subjected to cytoreduction and hyperthermic antiblastic peritoneal perfusion (HAPP), their immunocompromized conditions claim a very aggressive therapeutic approach in case of periotonitis and sepsis. Therefore, we use an adjuvant therapy of severe bacterial infections additional to antibiotic therapy by using Pentaglobin. It contains human(More)
New approach in treatment of peritoneal carcinomatosis combining cytoreductive surgery and intraperitoneal chemotherapy suggests improved survival when it is possible to achieve a complete cytoreduction. In this study we consider the carcinomatosis from colorectal and appendiceal adenocarcinoma. In all cases, patients in whom cytoreductive surgery was(More)
Pseudomyxoma peritonei is a rare neoplasia with a low grade of clinical malignity in which neoplastic masses product large amount of mucinous material. Its treatment advocates an aggressive cytoreduction of all visceral and peritoneal lesions and Hyperthermic Antiblastic Peritoneal Perfusion (HAPP). In three cases we programmed a two stage surgical approach(More)
UNLABELLED Malignant mesothelioma of the peritoneum is a rare tumor for which the therapeutic approach has not yet been standardized. Cytoreductive surgery and hyperthermic antiblastic peritoneal perfusion (HAPP) may be effective in the treatment of this neoplasm. From 1995 to March 2003, we operated 24 patients with malignant peritoneal mesothelioma.(More)
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