Complications and management of an implanted intraperitoneal access port system for intraperitoneal chemotherapy for gastric cancer with peritoneal metastasis.

@article{Emoto2012ComplicationsAM,
  title={Complications and management of an implanted intraperitoneal access port system for intraperitoneal chemotherapy for gastric cancer with peritoneal metastasis.},
  author={Shigenobu Emoto and Hironori Ishigami and Akio Hidemura and Hironori Yamaguchi and Hiroharu Yamashita and Joji Kitayama and Toshiaki Watanabe},
  journal={Japanese journal of clinical oncology},
  year={2012},
  volume={42 11},
  pages={1013-9}
}
OBJECTIVE The efficacy of intraperitoneal chemotherapy for gastric cancer with peritoneal metastasis has been verified by clinical trials. To perform intraperitoneal chemotherapy safely and effectively, the appropriate management of intraperitoneal access ports is essential. The aim of this study was to investigate the occurrence of port complications during cyclically repeated intraperitoneal chemotherapy. METHODS The medical records of 131 gastric cancer patients with peritoneal metastases… CONTINUE READING

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