Peritonectomy and intraperitoneal chemotherapy in appendiceal and colorectal cancer.

  title={Peritonectomy and intraperitoneal chemotherapy in appendiceal and colorectal cancer.},
  author={K W Horsell and Suzan Merten and Philip Clingan and Denis W. King and David L Morris},
  journal={The Australian and New Zealand journal of surgery},
  volume={69 10},
BACKGROUND Peritoneal spread of gastrointestinal malignancies has been regarded as an incurable disease, and treatment has been aimed at short-term palliation. The use of cytoreductive surgery, including peritonectomy procedures and intraperitoneal chemotherapy, has been proposed with the intention of prolonging survival, and perhaps curing patients with peritoneal carcinomatosis from appendiceal and possibly colon cancers. A series of eight patients who have undergone this procedure at St… CONTINUE READING
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