Cytoreduction and HIPEC in the treatment of “unconventional” secondary peritoneal carcinomatosis

  title={Cytoreduction and HIPEC in the treatment of “unconventional” secondary peritoneal carcinomatosis},
  author={Maurizio Cardi and Paolo Sammartino and Valentina Mingarelli and S Sibio and Fabio Accarpio and Daniele Biacchi and Daniela Musio and Bianca Maria Sollazzo and Angelo di Giorgio},
  booktitle={World journal of surgical oncology},
BACKGROUND Peritoneal metastasis (PM) is considered a terminal and incurable disease. In the last 30 years, cytoreductive surgery (CRS) and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) radically changed the therapeutic approach for these patients and is regarded as the standard of care for pseudomyxoma peritonei from appendiceal cancer and peritoneal mesotheliomas. Improved survival has also been reported in treating PM from ovarian, gastric, and colorectal cancers. However, PM often… CONTINUE READING


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