New approach in treatment of peritoneal carcinomatosis combining cytoreductive surgery and intraperitoneal chemotherapy suggests improved survival when it is possible to achieve a complete cytoreduction. In this study we consider the carcinomatosis from colorectal and appendiceal adenocarcinoma. In all cases, patients in whom cytoreductive surgery was complete had a median survival much longer compared with patients in whom was not possible and, as perfusion works on minimal residual disease, peritonectomy is the only surgical technique that aim at total removal of parietal and visceral peritoneal lesions.
|Translated title of the contribution||Cytoreduction and intraoperative peritoneal chemohyperthermia in carcinomatosis from colonic carcinoma and in peritoneal pseudomyxoma|
|Title of host publication||I supplementi di Tumori : official journal of Società italiana di cancerologia ... [et al.]|
|Publication status||Published - 2005|