BACKGROUND: Cytoreductive surgery and intraperitoneal chemotherapy has improved prognosis in patients with peritoneal carcinomatosis. The main modes of intraperitoneal chemotherapy treatment are peroperative hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) and normothermic sequential postoperative intraperitoneal chemotherapy (SPIC). The aim of this study was to compare HIPEC and SPIC with respect to overall survival, disease-free survival, morbidity, and mortality in patients with peritoneal carcinomatosis from colon cancer.PATIENTS AND METHODS: A matched case-control study was conducted in patients with surgical macroscopic complete removal of carcinomatosis; matching was according to the peritoneal cancer index score. Thirty-two patients were included, 16 in each group (HIPEC and SPIC). Overall survival, disease-free survival, morbidity, mortality, and clinicopathological parameters were compared.RESULTS: Median overall survival was 36.5 months in the HIPEC group and 23.9 months in the SPIC group (P = 0.01). Median disease-free survival for these groups was 22.8 (HIPEC) and 13.0 months (SPIC; P = 0.02). Morbidity was not statistically different, 19% in SPIC and 37% in HIPEC. Postoperative mortality was observed in one patient in each group.CONCLUSION:HIPEC was associated with improved overall survival and disease-free survival compared with SPIC at similar morbidity and mortality, suggesting that HIPEC is the treatment of choice in colonic peritoneal carcinomatosis.
MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP -- Klinisk medicin -- Kirurgi (hsv//swe)
MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES -- Clinical Medicine -- Surgery (hsv//eng)