Lana Bijelić

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BACKGROUND Cytoreductive surgery (CRS) combined with perioperative intraperitoneal chemotherapy (PIC) has been suggested as a treatment strategy for peritoneal carcinomatosis. The objective of this data analysis was to study treatment failure after complete cytoreduction for peritoneal dissemination from appendiceal mucinous neoplasms. METHODS Before June(More)
BACKGROUND Peritonectomy combined with perioperative intraperitoneal chemotherapy is a successful treatment option for patients with peritoneal dissemination of appendiceal and colorectal malignancy. Despite its efficacy, recurrences remain a common problem. METHODS Patients with peritoneal dissemination from appendiceal or colorectal malignancy who(More)
The aim of this systematic review is to critically evaluate cytoreductive surgery combined with heated intraoperative intraperitoneal chemotherapy in the treatment of ovarian cancer. A systematic review of all manuscripts published in the English literature that met predetermined inclusion criteria was carried out. Data concerning cytoreductive surgery,(More)
Background and Objectives. Systemic chemotherapy administered prior to cytoreductive surgery and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) for peritoneal mucinous adenocarcinoma of appendiceal origin (PMCA) is associated with a significant rate of histological response. The impact of preoperative systemic chemotherapy (PSC) on intraperitoneal tumor(More)
BACKGROUND A treatment option for patients with peritoneal mucinous carcinomatosis (PMCA) from an appendiceal neoplasm is cytoreductive surgery and perioperative intraperitoneal chemotherapy. Also, these patients are recommended for systemic chemotherapy using an oxaliplatin and 5-fluorouracil (FOLFOX) regimen. A major question concerns the proper timing(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to analyze the anatomic distribution, timing, and outcomes of recurrent disease after complete cytoreduction and perioperative intraperitoneal chemotherapy (PIC) for peritoneal carcinomatosis of colorectal origin. METHODS Data regarding all patients who underwent complete cytoreduction and PIC for carcinomatosis from(More)
BACKGROUND Diffuse malignant peritoneal mesothelioma (DMPM) is an aggressive disease for which cytoreductive surgery (CRS) and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) have been used with remarkable survival benefits. Our aim was to analyze the clinicopathologic characteristics and prognosis of recurrent DMPM managed with iterative CRS and HIPEC.(More)
AIM To review the published literature analyzing the role of intraperitoneal chemotherapy in gastric cancer. MATERIAL OF STUDY Peritoneal dissemination is a well recognized and important component of disease progression in gastric cancer. Considering that involvement of the peritoneal surface can be anticipated in a large number of patients who present(More)
The aim of this study is to test the possible prognostic significance of p53 and Ki67 expression in inverted papilloma of the lateral nasal wall and adjacent sinuses regarding their malignant potential and recurrence. 49 biopsies of the lateral nasal wall and adjacent sinuses obtained from 41 patients from three hospitals were investigated.(More)
Currently, the surgical management of pancreas cancer is recognized around the world as inadequate. Despite a potentially curative R0 resection, long-term survival is rare. There is a strong rationale for the use of chemotherapy in the operating room to reduce local-regional of recurrent/progressive disease. Gemcitabine monotherapy administered by an(More)