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Dtsch Med Wochenschr. 2011 Sep;136(36):1811-4. doi: 10.1055/s-0031-1286108. Epub 2011 Aug 31.

[Peritoneal carcinomatosis of colorectal cancer: cytoreductive surgery and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy].

[Article in German]

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  • 1Allgemein, Viszeral- und Transplantationschiurgie, Universitätsklinik Tübingen. alfred.koenigsrainer@med.uni-tuebingen.de

Abstract

Peritoneal carcinomatosis caused by colorectal carcinoma is still considered as the end-stage of disease. A multi-modal therapeutic concept including maximal cytoreduction followed by intraperitoneal hyperthermic chemotherapy (HIPEC) has the potential to cure selected patients. In case of peritoneal carcinomatosis palliative systemic treatment is no longer the state of the art. This article addresses aspects of the disease, the rationale behind peritonectomy with HIPEC, and the surgical management of peritoneal carcinomatosis.

Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New York.

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