Treatment of peritoneal surface malignancy by peritonectomy and intraperitoneal chemotherapy: a novel therapy with curative potential!

Abstract

Peritoneal carcinomatosis has always been regarded to have a poor prognosis. Surgery is usually limited to palliation of bowel obstruction by performing an intestinal bypass or ostomy. This severe disease has been considered as equal to distant metastasis and intravenous (i.v.) chemotherapy is commonly used in order to achieve a regression of the tumour… (More)

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