Peritoneal mesothelioma (PM) is a rare primary peritoneal tumor conditioning a very poor quality of life and prognosis. Twenty eight patients (11 men and 17 women) with PM were referred to National Cancer Institute of Milan and submitted to 29 consecutive procedures of peritonectomy and intra peritoneal hyperthermic perfusion (IPHP). Five years overall survival, disease free survival and progression free survival have been 70, 63 and 51%, respectively. Morbidity and toxicity were 14 and 21% respectively. No mortality has been observed peritonectomy associated with IPHP is an effective approach to cure patients PM.
|Translated title of the contribution||Peritoneal mesothelioma: results of a complicated and aggressive procedure incorporating peritonectomy and intraperitoneal hyperthermic chemotherapy, and prospects derived from bench-to-bedside research|
|Number of pages||2|
|Issue number||4 Suppl|
|Publication status||Published - Jul 2003|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cancer Research