Cytoreduction and HIPEC for peritoneal carcinomatosis of pancreatic cancer

J BUON. 2018 Mar-Apr;23(2):482-487.


Purpose: Peritoneal carcinomatosis of pancreatic cancer is generally considered for palliative treatment. The purpose of this study was to report the outcome of cytoreductive surgery and hyperthermic intraoperative intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) in patients with pancreatic cancer and peritoneal carcinomatosis.

Methods: Patients with documented resectable peritoneal carcinomatosis of pancreatic cancer underwent cytoreductive surgery in combination with HIPEC from 2008-2016 by the same surgical team.

Results: Six patients underwent 8 cytoreductions. Complete or near-complete cytoreduction was possible in 7 cases, and palliative surgery in one case. Gemcitabine was used in 5 cases during HIPEC, and cisplatin+mitomycin-C in 2 others. All patients received adjuvant chemotherapy with gemcitabine. Four patients survived without evidence of recurrence for more than 12 months.

Conclusions: Cytoreductive surgery with HIPEC may be considered a treatment option in highly selected patients with pancreatic cancer and peritoneal carcinomatosis.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols / administration & dosage
  • Chemotherapy, Adjuvant / adverse effects
  • Cisplatin / administration & dosage
  • Cytoreduction Surgical Procedures / methods
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Hyperthermia, Induced*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Mitomycin / administration & dosage
  • Neoplasm Recurrence, Local / drug therapy
  • Neoplasm Recurrence, Local / pathology
  • Pancreatic Neoplasms / complications
  • Pancreatic Neoplasms / drug therapy
  • Pancreatic Neoplasms / pathology
  • Pancreatic Neoplasms / surgery*
  • Peritoneal Neoplasms / complications
  • Peritoneal Neoplasms / drug therapy*
  • Peritoneal Neoplasms / surgery*


  • Mitomycin
  • Cisplatin