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Initial Experience and Outcomes with Cytoreductive Surgery and Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy for the Management of Peritoneal Carcinomatosis in the Bahamas

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.522
Synopsis: 
Cytoreductive surgery and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy is an aggressive treatment option for patients with peritoneal carcinomatosis. The procedure is complex but has been proven to be safe and offer survival benefit worldwide and in the Caribbean.

ABSTRACT

Background: Cytoreductive Surgery (CRS) with heated intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) is a treatment option with curative intent for selected patients with peritoneal carcinomatosis (PC). The aim of our study was to report our initial experience with CRS and HIPEC performed by a specialized team in a low volume setting. We set out to determine the safety and efficacy of this treatment and also look at our outcomes with respect to perioperative complications and survival.

Accepted: 
26 Oct, 2015
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e-Published: 18 May, 2017

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