Ugeskr Læger 2017;179:V06160454
Hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy at the primary gastrointestinal cancer operation
Up to 20% of the patients who undergo radical surgery for colorectal cancer experience recurrence. Hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) and cytoreductive surgery have shown to be effective treatment of peritoneal carcinomatosis. HIPEC administered at the primary operation in high-risk patients may also be effective in preventing peritoneal carcinomatosis and improve survival in patients with advanced gastrointestinal cancer.