Regional Perfusion Therapy for Peritoneal Carcinomatosis

Peritoneal carcinomatosis is an advanced form of cancer in which many tiny tumors spread throughout the abdominal cavity and linings.

Peritoneal carcinomatosis is a secondary cancer, meaning that it has spread to the abdomen from a primary site in an adjacent organ, most often the appendix, colon, or ovaries.

Cancers like peritoneal carcinomatosis are impossible to completely remove surgically because there are too many tumors, and they often recur despite conventional chemotherapy. For these cancers, regional perfusion may be an option.

Perfusion Therapy Treatment for Peritoneal Carcinomatosis 

 Treatment Description
Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemoperfusion (HIPEC) A heated solution containing anticancer drugs is circulated directly to and throughout the abdomen to treat tiny tumors that have spread widely.

 
Surgeons may remove as many tumors as possible from the abdominal cavity prior to treating with HIPEC.

Learn more about additional treatment options for metastatic colon, appendiceal, and ovarian cancers at UPMC Cancer Centers.

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