Cancer Treatment and Research

Peritoneal Carcinomatosis: Principles of Management

Editors: Sugarbaker, Paul H. (Ed.)

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Paul Sugarbaker and his colleagues have persevered in the study and treat­ ment of peritoneal carcinomatosis. The peritoneal cavity has many unique and incompletely appreciated properties. These properties, coupled with the biologic behavior of many cancers, results in the seeding and growth of these cancers on the peritoneum. Many of these cancers remain localized to the peritoneum only, never metastasizing to other sites. One possible reason for this may be the obstruction of the afferent lymphatics on the undersurface of the diaphragm. The mucopolysaccharides produced by many of these neoplasma are probably viscous enough to obstruct these lymphatics, leading to the syndrome of pseudomyxoma peritonei. Many of the neoplasms taking residence on the peritoneum have extremely long cell-cycle times and are resistant to radiotherapy and many chemotherapeutic agents. How­ ever, much can be done for these patients - resection of primary cancers, omentectomies to reduce ascites formation, management of recurrent ascites, management of intestinal obstruction, nutritional care, and, hopefully, intraperitoneal chemotherapy. We have reviewed many of these problems in the past [1-7]. Dr. Sugarbaker and his colleagues have organized the current state of knowledge and technology for continuing use. The book provides a basis for thoughtful, prospective research planning. John S. Spratt, M. D. , F. A. C. S. Professor of Surgery The James Graham Brown Cancer Center University of Louisville Louisville, Kentucky References 1. Long RTL, Spratt JS, Dowling E.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Peritoneal Carcinomatosis: Principles of Management
Editors
  • Paul H. Sugarbaker
Series Title
Cancer Treatment and Research
Series Volume
82
Copyright
1996
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Kluwer Academic Publishers
eBook ISBN
978-1-4613-1247-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4613-1247-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-3727-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4612-8531-1
Series ISSN
0927-3042
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 434
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