Hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy after cytoreductive surgery for the treatment of peritoneal carcinomatosis in pediatric solid malignancies: a single institution experience.

@article{Bautista2014HyperthermicIC,
  title={Hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy after cytoreductive surgery for the treatment of peritoneal carcinomatosis in pediatric solid malignancies: a single institution experience.},
  author={Francisco Bautista and Dominique M Elias and Claudia Pasqualini and Dominique Valteau-Couanet and Laurence Brugi{\`e}res},
  journal={Journal of pediatric surgery},
  year={2014},
  volume={49 8},
  pages={1276-9}
}
BACKGROUND Peritoneal carcinomatosis from abdominal tumors is an uncommon condition in children usually associated with dismal prognosis. Hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) following complete macroscopic surgery has been demonstrated to be safe and of benefit in selected cases. Experience in pediatrics is scarce. METHODS We retrospectively reviewed the medical files of patients under the age of 18years with an abdominal malignancy and peritoneal carcinomatosis who had been… CONTINUE READING
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