Current clinical practices of cytoreductive surgery (CRS) and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC)

Innovative Surgical Sciences 2024 March 14 [Link]

Miklos Acs, Maximilian Babucke, Maximilian Jusufi, Zsolt Kaposztas, Przemyslaw Slowik, Matthias Hornung, Hans J Schlitt, Ivan Panczel, Judit Hevesi, Jonas Herzberg, Tim Strate, Pompiliu Piso


Treatment of peritoneal surface malignancies makes physicians face demanding and new-fangled problems, as there are many uncertain aspects considering the outcomes of affected patients’ prognoses. Cytoreductive surgery (CRS) and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) are associated with favorable long-term outcomes in carefully selected patients with peritoneal metastases (PM). We aim to summarize the current results about the initial malignancies and their peritoneal spreads. The current literature has been scrutinized, and studies between 2016 and 2022 were included wherein long-term, progression-free (PFS), and overall survival (OS) data were considered relevant information. Medline, Embase, and Google Scholar have been the main sources. Hereby, we cover all the primer malignancies: gastric, ovarian, and colorectal cancers with peritoneal metastases (PM), malignant peritoneal mesothelioma, and pseudomyxoma peritonei. Examining the advances in the current peer-reviewed literature about the indications of cytoreductive surgery (CRS) and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC), target groups, risk factors, and other influencing elements, we intend to provide a complex state-of-the-art report, establishing the relevant aspects of that emerging treatment method.