Peritoneal Carcinomatosis

A Multidisciplinary Approach

  • Wim P. Ceelen

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXXI
  2. Peritoneal Carcinomatosis: Basic Concepts

    1. Steven E. Mutsaers, Sylwia Wilkosz
      Pages 1-19
    2. Wim P. Ceelen, Sophie Morris, Paraskevas Paraskeva, Piet Pattyn
      Pages 51-69
    3. Jouke T. Tamsma
      Pages 109-118
    4. Jean Christophe Lifante, Olivier Glehen, Eddy Cotte, Annie Claude Beaujard, F. N. Gilly
      Pages 119-129
  3. The Rationale for Intraperitoneal Heat and Drug Therapy

    1. Bert Hildebrandt, Peter Wust
      Pages 171-184
    2. Bert Hildebrandt, Peter Wust
      Pages 185-193
    3. Wim P. Ceelen, Lars Påhlman, Haile Mahteme
      Pages 195-214
  4. Cytoreductive Surgery for Peritoneal Carcinomatosis: Techniques and Methods

    1. John H. Stewart, Perry Shen, Edward A. Levine
      Pages 215-229
    2. Stefan Käbler, Joachim Jāhne
      Pages 231-246
    3. Paul H. Sugarbaker
      Pages 247-264
    4. Marc H. Dahlke, Hans J. Schlitt, Pompiliu Piso
      Pages 265-273
  5. Clinical Results of Surgery with or without Intraperitoneal Heated Drug Therapy

    1. Nicholas J. Lutton, Brendan J. Moran
      Pages 319-328
    2. H. Richard Alexander, Nader Hanna, James F. Pingpank
      Pages 343-355
    3. Yutaka Yonemura, Eturou Bando, Taiich Kawamura, Hiroaki Ito, Yoshio Endo, Masahiro Miura et al.
      Pages 357-373
    4. Toon Van Gorp, Frederic Amant, Patrick Neven, Patrick Berteloot, Karin Leunen, Ignace Vergote
      Pages 387-402
    5. Marcello Deraco, Dario Baratti, Shigeki Kusamura
      Pages 403-418
  6. Nonoperative and Multimodal Management of Peritoneal Carcinomatosis

    1. Gunnar Folprecht, Claus-Henning Köhne, Manfred P. Lutz
      Pages 425-440
    2. Sybile Van Lierde, Hannelore Denys, Marc Peeters
      Pages 441-448
    3. Tom Boterberg, Wim Duthoy, Wilfried De Neve
      Pages 449-457
  7. Experimental Approaches

    1. Stephan Samel, Matthias Löhr
      Pages 469-482
    2. Michael A. Ströhlein, Markus M. Heiss
      Pages 483-491
    3. Keith A. Cengel, Eli Glatstein, Stephen M. Hahn
      Pages 493-514
    4. Srinivasan Madhusudan, Trivadi S. Ganesan
      Pages 515-524
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 525-534

About this book


Recent developments in regional and systemic anticancer therapies have improved the grim outlook of patients with peritoneal carcinomatosis (PC) from ovarian or gastrointestinal origin, leading to a renewed interest in both the underlying mechanisms at the origin of PC and the various therapeutic options.

This is the first volume to provide a multidisciplinary approach to peritoneal carcinomatosis encompassing molecular mechanisms, histopathology, regional and systemic cytotoxic therapy, and surgical options. Peritoneal Carcinomatosis: A Multidisciplinary Approach will be of interest for medical, surgical and gynecological oncologists faced with the complexities of decision making in patients suffering from PC, as well as for basic and translational scientists active in the field of locoregional cancer spread. Numerous illustrations aid the reader throughout in the many facets of this disease.


"Peritoneal Carcinomatosis remains a challenging consequence of cancer associated with significant morbidity. This often devastating condition benefits from a multidisciplinary approach to patient care. This text provides a detailed overview of the pathologic entities, biologic considerations and therapeutic approaches as viewed by experts in the field."

Steven T. Rosen, M.D.

Series Editor


Staging carcinoma classification histopathology morbidity peritoneal carcinomatosis, regional chemotherapy, hypertherm surgery trauma

Editors and affiliations

  • Wim P. Ceelen
    • 1
  1. 1.Surgical OncologyUniversity HospitalGhentBelgium

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2007
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-48991-9
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-48993-3
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