Surgery for peritoneal
A small number of selected cases may benefit from surgery for peritoneal mesothelioma and this is performed in a specialist centre.
It is called complete Cytoreduction Surgery (CRS). Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy (HIPEC, heated chemotherapy) is sometimes put in the abdominal space at the same time as the surgery. The aim of the surgery is to remove all of the visible disease. Palliative tumor “debulking” surgical procedures can be done to relieve symptoms where complete CRS is not indicated.
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