Lana Bijelić

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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)
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. Data regarding all patients who underwent complete cytoreduction and PIC for carcinomatosis from colorectal cancer were(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)
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. Before June 2006, a total of 402(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)
Cytoreductive surgery (CRS) with heated intraoperative intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) has emerged as optimal treatment for diffuse malignant peritoneal mesothelioma (DMPM) showing median survivals of 36-92 months. However, recurrences occur frequently even in patients undergoing optimal cytreduction and are often confined to the abdomen. We initiated(More)
Cytoreductive surgery (CRS) with hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) is a treatment option for peritoneal metastases. The optimal agents for HIPEC have not been established. Melphalan is a drug with broad activity and a favorable profile for intraperitoneal application. The purpose of this study is to review our experience using melphalan for(More)
BACKGROUND A successful new treatment for a particular disease may change the natural history of that disease as patients go on to longer survival. The goal of this study was to investigate the porta hepatis as a site of recurrence of appendiceal mucinous neoplasms. METHODS A prospective database on patients with peritoneal dissemination of mucinous(More)