Pre- and post-operative antibiotics in conjunction with cytoreductive surgery and heated intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) should be considered for pseudomyxoma peritonei (PMP) treatment

Publication date: September 2019Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology, Volume 45, Issue 9Author(s): D. Scott Merrell, Thomas J. McAvoy, Mary Caitlin King, Michelle Sittig, Eugene V. Millar, Carol Nieroda, Jessica L. Metcalf, Faith C. Blum, Traci L. Testerman, Armando SardiAbstractPseudomyxoma peritonei (PMP) is a subtype of peritoneal carcinomatosis that is traditionally treated by cytoreductive surgery (CRS) followed by hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC). A growing body of evidence suggests that microbes are associated with various tumor types and have been found in organs and cavities that were once considered sterile. Prior and ongoing research from our consortium of PMP researchers strongly suggests that bacteria are associated with PMP tumors. While the significance of this association is unclear, in our opinion, further research is warranted to understand whether these bacteria contribute to the development, maintenance and/or progression of PMP. Elucidation of a possible causal role for bacteria in PMP could suggest a benefit for supplementation of antibiotics to current treatment protocols.
Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO) - Category: Surgery Source Type: research

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ConclusionsPeritoneal carcinomatosis of unknown primary site may be caused by an occult appendiceal adenocarcinoma. This error in diagnosis may lead to suboptimal treatment. Surgical exploration to visualize a normal appendix should occur prior to making a definitive diagnosis of peritoneal carcinomatosis of unknown primary site.
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
ConclusionDespite the current lack of evidence supporting the use of CRS and HIPEC in the curation of PC of pancreatic origin, this case report highlights the importance of patient selection in determining suitability for CRS. In the presence of positive prognostic factors and favorable tumor histology, CRS and HIPEC is a potential curative procedure that could be offered to highly selected patients presenting with PC from a primary pancreatic malignancy.
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 12 September 2019Source: European Journal of Surgical OncologyAuthor(s): Taibi Abdelkader, Lo Dico Rea, Kaci Rachid, Naneix Anne Laure, Malgras Brice, Mathonnet Muriel, Pocard MarcAbstractThis experimental study evaluated the histological response of peritoneal metastases (PM) from colorectal cancer (CRC) after preoperative systemic chemotherapy (pCT). The results demonstrated that the Peritoneal Regression Grade Score could be used in medical practice.AimThe aim was to evaluate the histological criteria used by the tumour regression grade (TRG) and Peritoneal Regression Grade Score (PRGS...
Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO) - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Cytoreductive surgery and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy for isolated low-volume colorectal peritoneal metastases are not safe and effective, with low morbidity. It offers selected patients a highly favorable overall and relapse-free survival. See Video Abstract at EVOLUCIÓN DE LA CIRUGÍA CITORREDUCTIVA Y QUIMIOTERAPIA INTRAPERITONEAL HIPERTÉRMICA (HIPEC) PARA METÁSTASIS PERITONEALES COLORRECTALES: EXPERIENCIA INSTITUCIONAL DE 8 AÑOS ANTECEDENTES: El cáncer colorrectal es la segunda causa de mortalidad relacionada con el c&a...
Source: Diseases of the Colon and Rectum - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Original contributions: Colorectal Cancer Source Type: research
ConclusionPPSPC is a rare malignancy, the management of which should take place in tertiary oncology centers.
Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: PIPAC offers a novel treatment option for patients with PM. Our data show that PIPAC is safe and well-tolerated. Ascites production can be controlled by PIPAC in patients with intestinal cancer. Further studies are required to document the significance of PIPAC within palliative therapy concepts. TRIAL REGISTRATION: NCT03100708. PMID: 31469058 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Tumori - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Tumori Source Type: research
Peritoneal carcinomatosis (PC) is a rare disease defined as diffused implantation of neoplastic cells in the peritoneal cavity. This clinical picture occurs during the evolution of peritoneal tumors, and it is the main cause of morbidity and mortality of patients affected by these pathologies, though cytoreductive surgery with heated intra-peritoneal chemotherapy (CRS/HIPEC) is yielding promising results. In the present study, we evaluated whether the tumor microenvironment of low-grade and high-grade PC could affect the phenotypic and functional features and thus the anti-tumor potential of NK cells. We show that while i...
Source: Frontiers in Immunology - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
ConclusionWhile signet cells are a negative prognostic feature, they should not be a contraindication to CRS-HIPEC in patients with well-moderately differentiated tumors with negative lymph nodes, where complete cytoreduction can be achieved.
Source: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
ConclusionInitial tumor load has not been found associated with PFS after complete surgery. Adipocytes-enriched areas and right mesocolic areas involvement were associated with poor prognosis in patients receiving primary debulking surgery. Larger-scale studies are needed to assess whether initial tumor load has a prognostic impact even after complete cytoreductive surgery is achieved.
Source: European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO) - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
ConclusionsOnly 3.2% of patients developed a symptomatic respiratory complication following CRS and HIPEC. A pleural effusion was identified in almost all patients requiring a diaphragmatic peritonectomy as part of their CRS; however, less than one in ten of these patients required pleural drainage. Prophylactic insertion of a pleural drainage tube is, therefore, not indicated following CRS and HIPEC.
Source: Clinical and Translational Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
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