Preoperative investigations in the management of peritoneal surface malignancy with cytoreductive surgery and perioperative intraperitoneal chemotherapy: Expert consensus statement.

@article{Yan2008PreoperativeII,
  title={Preoperative investigations in the management of peritoneal surface malignancy with cytoreductive surgery and perioperative intraperitoneal chemotherapy: Expert consensus statement.},
  author={Tristan Dongbo Yan and David L Morris and Kusamura Shigeki and Baratti Dario and Deraco Marcello},
  journal={Journal of surgical oncology},
  year={2008},
  volume={98 4},
  pages={224-7}
}
At the Fifth International Workshop on Peritoneal Surface Malignancy, in Milan, the consensus on preoperative investigations for peritoneal surface malignancy was obtained through the Delphi process. The results showed that 100% of the voters considered that contrast-enhanced multi-sliced CT was the fundamental imaging modality, whereas MRI, PET, laparoscopy and serum tumor markers were regarded as useful, but not fundamental investigational modalities.