Hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemoperfusion is an option for treatment of peritoneal carcinomatosis in children.

@article{Reingruber2007HyperthermicIC,
  title={Hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemoperfusion is an option for treatment of peritoneal carcinomatosis in children.},
  author={Bertram Reingruber and Melanie Isabell Boettcher and Peter T. Klein and Werner Hohenberger and Joerg O. W. Pelz},
  journal={Journal of pediatric surgery},
  year={2007},
  volume={42 9},
  pages={E17-21}
}
BACKGROUND Gastrointestinal carcinomas in childhood are rare and frequently present at an advanced stage. Besides lymphatic and distant organ metastasis, peritoneal carcinomatosis may be detected and has a poor prognosis. In addition to surgery and intravenous chemotherapy, hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemoperfusion (HIPEC) may be an option for selected patients. Our aim was to demonstrate the feasibility of the method and to discuss possible indications. METHODS After treating a series of… CONTINUE READING