Pseudomyxoma peritonei masquerading as ascites secondary to alcoholic cirrhosis

Nguyen, Tu; Ahmed, Aijaz
October 2009
Digestive Diseases & Sciences;Oct2009, Vol. 54 Issue 10, p2053
Academic Journal
journal article
The article presents a technique that combines maximal surgery an hyperthermic intra-peritoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) to treat pseudomyxoma peritonei. Intra-operative HIPEC is applied to use a high local concentration of chemotherapy to wipe the remaining tumor nodules before the formation of adhesion. Morbidity rates have rated from 33-56%, with anastomotic leaks and fistulas being usual.


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