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Current status of cytoreductive surgery (CRS) and intraperitoneal hyperthermic chemotherapy (HIPEC) in the multimodal treatment of peritoneal surface malignancies.

Casopis Lekaru Ceskych 2019 Winter [Link]

Klos D, Riško J, Stašek M, Loveček M, Hanuliak J, Skalický P, Lemstrová R, Mohelníková BD, Študentová H, Neoral Č, Melichar B.

The tumors of the peritoneal surface, both primary and secondary, are associated with a very poor prognosis and rapid progression through conventional oncology treatment including systemic chemotherapy, targeted treatment, radiotherapy, surgery, and symptomatic treatment. Until recently, most of them were considered incurable. In the 1980s, the first cytoreductive surgery (“CRS”) combined with intraperitoneal hyperthermic chemotherapy (“HIPEC”) became the standard of treatment for selected tumor peritoneal tumor (pseudomyxoma peritonei and primary peritoneal malignant mesothelioma). In some cases of other peritoneal carcinomatosis associated with colorectal cancer, gastric cancer and ovarian cancer in the subgroup of well selected patients, this treatment can lead to a significant prolongation of overall survival and good standard of quality of life. This method is safe in specialized centers with an acceptable rate of morbidity and mortality comparable to foreign workplaces and is also available for patients in the Czech Republic. Key words surgery, oncology, cytoreduction, intraperitoneal chemotherapy, hyperthermia.

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