[New treatment of peritoneal carcinomatosis from colorectal cancer. Cytoreductive surgery and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy].

Abstract

Peritoneal carcinomatosis (PC) is commonly seen in colorectal cancer and is uniformly fatal. Cytoreductive surgery (CS) combined with hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIIC) is a new treatment in strictly selected patients with PC. CS includes peritonectomy procedures and resection of infiltrated viscera leaving no macroscopic tumor thicker than 2.5 mm behind. Peritoneal perfusion with mitomycin C at a temperature of 40 degrees -41 degrees C is performed at the end of surgery. The postoperative morbidity and mortality rates are 20%-30% and 4%-8% respectively. Median survival is 1-2 years and the 5-year survival is 19%.

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@article{Iversen2007NewTO, title={[New treatment of peritoneal carcinomatosis from colorectal cancer. Cytoreductive surgery and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy].}, author={Lene Hjerrild Iversen and Peter Christian Rasmussen and S\oren Laurberg}, journal={Ugeskrift for laeger}, year={2007}, volume={169 38}, pages={3179-81} }