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CRS and HIPEC in a patient with recurrent ovarian cancer after PDS and adjuvant chemotherapy, a case report and MDT discussion

  • Alexandros Fotiou1,*,
  • Victoria Psomiadou1
  • Anastasia Prodromidou1
  • Christos Iavazzo1

1Department of Gynecological Oncology, Metaxa Memorial Cancer Hospital, 18537 Piraeus, Greece

DOI: 10.31083/j.ejgo4302043 Vol.43,Issue 2,April 2022 pp.368-371

Submitted: 17 March 2021 Accepted: 12 April 2021

Published: 15 April 2022

(This article belongs to the Special Issue Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy to Gynaecological Oncology)

*Corresponding Author(s): Alexandros Fotiou E-mail: alexandrosfotiou92@gmail.com

Abstract

Background: Ovarian cancer is the most lethal gynecologic malignancy worldwide and is plagued by a high recurrence rate. Cytoreductive surgery and adjuvant chemotherapy are considered the gold standard treatment for advanced ovarian cancer patients. Hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) is a relatively new option, especially for patients with peritoneal and recurrent disease. Case: We intend to present a case of a patient with recurrent ovarian cancer managed initially with primary debulking surgery plus adjuvant chemotherapy and afterward with secondary cytoreduction and HIPEC. Conclusion: Complete cytoreduction remains the ultimate goal in the surgical treatment of patients with advanced stage ovarian cancer. Moreover, patients would benefit from the use of HIPEC after the optimal cytoreduction, especially in those with peritoneal metastases. Several studies have shown the utility of HIPEC regarding disease-free and overall survival after extended debulking surgery.


Keywords

Cytoreductive surgery; HIPEC; Recurrent ovarian cancer

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Alexandros Fotiou,Victoria Psomiadou,Anastasia Prodromidou,Christos Iavazzo. CRS and HIPEC in a patient with recurrent ovarian cancer after PDS and adjuvant chemotherapy, a case report and MDT discussion. European Journal of Gynaecological Oncology. 2022. 43(2);368-371.

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