Cyto-reductive Surgery combined with Hyperthermic Intra-Peritoneal Chemotherapy for Peritoneal Surface Malignancies: Current treatment and results

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Abstract

Cyto-reductive Surgery (CS) combined with Hyperthermic Intra-peritoneal Chemotherapy (HIPEC) as loco-regional treatment of Peritoneal Surface Malignancies (PSM) has increasingly gained acceptance in clinical practice. This review summarizes the more relevant studies on this topic. Indications, pre-operative work-up, technical aspects, outcome and future directions of this combined approach in the treatment of Peritoneal Surface Malignancies are discussed here and proposed in an informative and didactic manner.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)258-268
Number of pages11
JournalCancer Treatment Reviews
Volume38
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2012

Keywords

  • Chemo-hyperthermia
  • Cytoreductive surgery
  • Peritoneal carcinomatosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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