Critical Role of Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemoperfusion in the Treatment of a Patient With Pseudomyxoma Peritonei

J Surg Oncol. 2012 Sep 15;106(4):513-6. doi: 10.1002/jso.23088. Epub 2012 Mar 6.


The role of hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemoperfusion (HIPEC) in the treatment of Pseudomyxoma peritonei is debated by clinicians. We report the case of a patient who had multiple episodes of short-interval disease recurrence following debulking surgery, and only achieved long-term remission with the addition of HIPEC. A review of the relevant literature is presented.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Antineoplastic Agents / administration & dosage*
  • Combined Modality Therapy
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Hyperthermia, Induced*
  • Infusions, Parenteral
  • Peritoneal Neoplasms / therapy*
  • Pseudomyxoma Peritonei / therapy*


  • Antineoplastic Agents