Objective: To evaluated the safety and efficacy of hyperthermic intraperitoneal perfusion chemotherapy(HIPC) in the prevention and treatment of pseudomyxoma peritonei (PMP) recurrence after cytoreductive surgery(CRS).
Methods: Studies published in English before 2010 on HIPC after CRS for PMP were searched in PubMed database. Each study was carefully evaluated based on pre-determined criteria. Study results were comprehensively displayed in a form. A descriptive systematic review was performed.
Results: A total of 11 studies were included. The median survival time of patients in these studies ranged from 25.6 months to 156 months. The ranges of 1-year, 2-year, 3-year, 5-year, and 10-year survival rates were 72%-100%, 55%-96%, 59%-96%, 52%-96%, and 55%-96%, respectively. The overall complication rate ranged from 2%-15%, and the total perioperative mortality were from 0 to 7%.
Conclusion: HIPC after CRS is effective and safe for patients with PMP.