HIPEC for Colorectal Cancer With Peritoneal Carcinomatosis

May 15, 2017

This video reviews the use of hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy with cytoreductive surgery in colorectal cancer with peritoneal carcinomatosis.

Peritoneal carcinomatosis, present in about 10% to 15% of colorectal patients at the time of diagnosis, is difficult to detect by imaging and often only discovered intraoperatively.

In this video, Hans Schlitt, MD, of the University of Regensburg Medical Center in Germany, discusses the use of hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) combined with cytoreductive surgery in this setting, which in selected patients is associated with improved survival.