Peritoneal sarcomatosis in pediatric malignancies.

  title={Peritoneal sarcomatosis in pediatric malignancies.},
  author={Winston W Huh and Nancy E. Fitzgerald and A. O. Mahajan and Andrea Hayes-Jordan},
  journal={Pediatric blood & cancer},
  volume={60 1},
Peritoneal sarcomatosis (PSC) is defined as peritoneal involvement of multiple sarcomatous tumors. Desmoplastic small round cell tumors (DSRCT) and rhabdomyosarcomas are the most common pediatric PSC cases. PSC has been treated with chemotherapy and mainly palliative surgery, but long-term outcome has been poor. New imaging technologies have improved the evaluation of disease extent and patterns of peritoneal dissemination, and cytoreductive surgery followed by hyperthermic intraperitoneal… CONTINUE READING