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Peritonectomy and peritonealcarcinoses

Cytoreductive surgery means a complete removal of all visible tumors into the peritoneal cavity. It requires peritonectomy procedures eventually associated with multiple intestinal and/or organ resection.
The present knowledge of cell-kill kinetics with cytotoxic drugs indicates that, due to a larger proportion of cell growth fraction, micrometastases are more susceptible to chemotherapy than macroscopic ones, so that cancer cells free in the peritoneal cavity represent an ideal target of a locoregional treatment consisting in a high concentrated administration of cytotoxic drugs under hyperthermic conditions.

For the combination of hyperthermia and chemotherapy, spatial cooperation can explain the additive effects.

  • the efficacy of many drugs is potentiated by heat.
  • the addition of hyperthermia to chemotherapy can counteract drug resistance.
  • Increase in intracellular drug uptake
  • enhanced DNA damage
  • increase in intratumour drug concentrations, resulting from an increase in blood flow.

Indicationen for Cytoreductive surgery plus intraperitoneal chemotherapy

  • non invasive peritoneal carcinoses or sarcomatoses
  • peritoneal mesothelioma
  • limited peritonealcarcinose with invasive tumors
  • perforated primary gastrointestinal carcinoma
  • primary T4- gastrointestinal carcinome
  • primary gastrointestial Carcinome with positiv peritoneal cytology
  • Palliation von Patienten mit malignem Aszites


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Herwart Müller, M.D.

Head of the Department of General Surgery in the Wertheim Hospital
E-Mail: Herwart.Mueller@swmbrk.de
Secretary: Anneliese Holzhäuser, Birgit Rauer
E-Mail: anneliese.holzhaeuser@swmbrk.de, birgit.rauer@swmbrk.de
Phone: +49 9342/303-5002
Fax:         +49 9342/303-5001
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Rotkreuzklinik Wertheim gGmbH, Rotkreuzstr. 2
97877 Wertheim

Rotkreuzklinik Wertheim gGmbH

Abteilung für Allgemeinchirurgie
Rotkreuzstr. 2
97877 Wertheim / Bayern
+49 9342 / 303-5002