Current status and future directions in appendiceal cancer with peritoneal dissemination.


Journal Article (Review)

This article focuses on the use of intraperitoneal hyperthermic chemotherapy for the treatment of peritoneal dissemination from appendiceal primary tumors. The first part of the article details patient selection criteria used at the Wake Forest University School of Medicine and the use of preoperative imaging and endoscopic evaluation in the management of this cohort of patients. The second part of the article focuses on clinical outcomes for patients undergoing hyperthermic intraperitoneal perfusion for peritoneal dissemination from appendiceal tumors. Finally, future challenges for the use of hyperthermic intraperitoneal perfusion for appendiceal primary tumors are explored.

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Cited Authors

  • Votanopoulos, KI; Shen, P; Stewart, JH; Levine, EA

Published Date

  • October 2012

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 21 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 599 - 609

PubMed ID

  • 23021718

Pubmed Central ID

  • 23021718

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1558-5042

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.soc.2012.07.012


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States