Cytoreductive Surgery, Appendix Cancer, Pseudomyxoma & HIPEC

Understanding Cytoreductive surgery with HIPEC Patient Information

Cytoreductive Surgery and Appendix Cancer, Pseudomyxoma An Overview

Cytoreductive surgery with hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) is an innovative 
procedure used to treat cancers that have originated in or spread to the abdominal cavity, such as 
appendiceal cancer, pseudomyxoma peritonei, colon cancer, gastric cancer, ovarian cancer, and 
peritoneal mesothelioma. It is a Two part procedure involving surgical removal of cancer followed by 
heated chemotherapy instilled in the abdominal cavity for approximately 90 minutes  

What are the advantages of Cytoreductive Surgery and HIPEC?

Cancers located in abdominal cavity are challenging to treatSystemic chemotherapy can be less 
effective in treating tumors located on the surface of the abdominal wall and organs. With the use of 
Cytoreductive surgery and HIPEC , a chance of cure and improved survival can be offered to patients with 
disease limited to the peritoneal cavity and abdomen. In the appearance of recurrenceslimited to the 
abdomen, HIPEC has become a useful therapeutic strategy. 

What are the Risks of Cytoreductive Surgery with HIPEC?

  • Bleeding 
  • Infection 
  • Formation of blood clots 
  • Development of an enterocutaneous fistula or an anastomotic leak  
  • Reduced oral intake resulting in need for TPN  

What to Expect After Cytoreductive Surgery with HIPEC?

  •  Average hospital stay of 10-12 days may be necessary. Complete recovery may require 4-6weeks. 
Cytoreductive Surgery and HIPEC in Pune
Cytoreductive Surgery and HIPEC in Pune

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