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Multicystic peritoneal mesothelioma

Antonios-Apostolos Tentes, Georgios Zorbas, Nicolaos Pallas, Aliki Fiska

Am J Case Rep 2012; 13:262-264

DOI: 10.12659/AJCR.883523

Published: 2012-10-22


Background:    Multicystic peritoneal mesothelioma is a rare disease. It is not certain if it is a benign or a border-line tumor. Although many therapeutic approaches have been used, complete cytoreductive surgery in combination with hyperthermic intraoperative intraperitoneal chemotherapy has gained acceptance.
    Case Report:    A case of multicystic peritoneal mesothelioma in a 16-year old patient is reported. The patient underwent complete cytoreduction and received intraoperative hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy. The patient is disease-free one year after surgery.
    Conclusions:    Complete cytoreductive surgery in combination with hyperthermic intraoperative intraperitoneal chemotherapy appears to be a rational therapeutic approach in multicystic peritoneal mesothelioma.

Keywords: cytoreductive surgery, Peritoneal mesothelioma, hyperthermic intraoperative intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC)



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