Survival of patients with pseudomyxoma peritonei treated by serial debulking.

@article{Jrvinen2010SurvivalOP,
  title={Survival of patients with pseudomyxoma peritonei treated by serial debulking.},
  author={Petrus J{\"a}rvinen and Heikki J{\"a}rvinen and Anna H Lepist{\"o}},
  journal={Colorectal disease : the official journal of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland},
  year={2010},
  volume={12 9},
  pages={868-72}
}
AIM We evaluated the outcome of patients with pseudomyxoma peritonei (PMP) after traditional debulking. PMP is a clinical condition characterized by disseminated intraperitoneal mucinous tumours often accompanied by mucinous ascites derived usually from an appendiceal neoplasm. Patients with PMP have traditionally been treated by serial debulking, but aggressive cytoreduction followed by hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy is now advocated as standard treatment in PMP. METHOD The… CONTINUE READING