Peritoneal Carcinomatosis from Colorectal Cancer

  title={Peritoneal Carcinomatosis from Colorectal Cancer},
  author={D. P. Korkolis and Ch. Aggeli and Ioannis Passas and George D. Plataniotis}
Peritoneal carcinomatosis is the most frequent cause of death in patients treated for colorectal cancer. It presents with a rate of 25-35% and is traditionally followed by median survival of less than 6 months. In 1982, Paul Sugarbaker proposed combined cytoreductive surgery with intraperitoneal hyperthermic chemotherapy in the treatment of peritoneal carcinomatosis as a local relapse of the disease; he achieved a five-year survival rate of >30%. The spectrum of peritoneal carcinomatosis ranges… CONTINUE READING