Peritoneal-plasma barrier

  • Pierre Jacquet
  • Paul H. Sugarbaker
Part of the Cancer Treatment and Research book series (CTAR, volume 82)


Intraperitoneal chemotherapy has been described as a therapeutic option in the management of a variety of malignancies that occur primarily in a locoregional manner [1]. Potential benefits of this technique may occur in tumors principally confined to the peritoneal cavity (gastrointestinal malignancies and ovarian carcinoma) [2,3]. Theoretically, the use of intraperitoneal drug could eliminate local tumor spread as a mechanism of cancer recurrence both in the abdomen and in the pelvis.


Peritoneal Cavity Peritoneal Carcinomatosis Mesothelial Cell Peritoneal Fluid Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis 
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  • Paul H. Sugarbaker

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