Surgical technique of parietal and visceral peritonectomy for peritoneal surface malignancies

Marcello Deraco, Dario Baratti, Shigeki Kusamura, Barbara Laterza, Maria Rosaria Balestra

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Peritoneal surface malignancies have been traditionally regarded as rapidly fatal conditions. Encouraging survival results has been associated to an innovative strategy involving aggressive cytoreductive surgery with total peritonectomy and heated intraperitoneal chemotherapy. Many controversial issues still remain regarding the optimization of the cytoreductive surgical procedures. The present article critically analyzes the relevant modifications from the original technique emerged during a 15-year experience in a single center. Operative outcome results are presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)321-328
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Surgical Oncology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Sep 15 2009


  • Cytoreductive surgery
  • Hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy
  • Peritoneal carcinomatosis
  • Peritoneal mesothelioma
  • Pseudomyxoma peritonei

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Oncology


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