Peritoneal mesothelioma is a cancer that forms in the lining of the abdominal cavity. It does not respond well to conventional chemotherapy.
For this reason, regional perfusion therapy may be a treatment option for peritoneal mesothelioma.
Perfusion Therapy Treatment for Peritoneal Mesothelioma
|Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemoperfusion (HIPEC)||A heated solution containing anticancer drugs is circulated directly to and throughout the abdomen to treat tiny tumors that have spread widely.|
Surgeons may debulk — or partially remove — the tumor and/or perform a peritonectomy, or removal of the abdominal lining, prior to treating with HIPEC.