Clinical and Translational Oncology

, Volume 9, Issue 10, pp 652–662

Treatment of peritoneal carcinomatosis from ovarian cancer. Present, future directions and proposals

  • F. C. Muñoz-Casares
  • S. Rufián
  • M. J. Rubio
  • E. Lizárraga
  • C. Díaz-Iglesias
  • E. Aranda
  • R. Ciria
  • J. Muntané
  • P. Barrios
  • J. Torres-Melero
  • S. González-Moreno
  • L. González-Bayón
  • B. Camps
  • P. Bretcha
  • J. Farré
  • G. Ortega-Pérez
  • A. Gómez-Portilla
Special Article

DOI: 10.1007/s12094-007-0118-0

Cite this article as:
Muñoz-Casares, F.C., Rufián, S., Rubio, M.J. et al. Clin Transl Oncol (2007) 9: 652. doi:10.1007/s12094-007-0118-0

Abstract

Peritoneal carcinomatosis, considered years ago as a final stage of unresectable cancer, can now be managed with curative intention by means of a radical cytoreductive surgical procedure with associated peritonectomy and intraperitoneal chemotherapy, as described by Sugarbaker. Malignant neoplasms such as mesothelioma and pseudomyxoma peritonei, ovarian and colon cancer nowadays are experiencing some new therapeutical approaches. Higher survival rates can be reached in ovarian cancer, which is commonly diagnosed in the presence of peritoneal carcinomatosis, using an optimal cytoreductive radical surgery with intraperitoneal chemotherapy. An actualised review of the treatment of advanced ovarian cancer and a proposal of a national multicentre protocol for the treatment of peritoneal carcinomatosis from ovarian cancer has been performed by a group of Spanish surgeons and oncologists dedicated to a therapeutical approach to this pathology.

Key words

HyperthermiaOvarian peritoneal carcinomatosisIntraperitoneal carcinomatosisPeritonectomy

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© Feseo 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  • F. C. Muñoz-Casares
    • 1
  • S. Rufián
    • 1
  • M. J. Rubio
    • 1
  • E. Lizárraga
    • 1
  • C. Díaz-Iglesias
    • 1
  • E. Aranda
    • 1
  • R. Ciria
    • 1
  • J. Muntané
    • 1
  • P. Barrios
    • 2
  • J. Torres-Melero
    • 3
  • S. González-Moreno
    • 4
  • L. González-Bayón
    • 5
  • B. Camps
    • 6
  • P. Bretcha
    • 7
  • J. Farré
    • 7
  • G. Ortega-Pérez
    • 8
  • A. Gómez-Portilla
    • 9
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryUnit of Oncological Surgery Reina Sofía University HospitalCórdobaSpain
  2. 2.Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant PauBarcelonaSpain
  3. 3.Hospital de TorrecárdenasAlmeríaSpain
  4. 4.Centro Oncológico MD Anderson International EspañaMadridSpain
  5. 5.Hospital General Universitario Gregorio MarañónMadridSpain
  6. 6.Hospital Clínico UniversitarioValenciaSpain
  7. 7.Hospital San JaimeAlicanteSpain
  8. 8.Hospital de FuenlabradaMadridSpain
  9. 9.Policlínica San JoséVitoriaSpain