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Using a heating cable within the abdomen to make hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy easier: Feasibility and safety study in a pig model

European Journal of Surgical Oncology (EJSO) 36(3):324 (2010) PMID 19959323

Background Hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) is a complex, expensive and time-consuming procedure. Despite its good results in the treatment of peritoneal carcinomatosis, these factors have precluded the wider use of this procedure around the world. We hypothesized that HIPEC could be performed by heating the liquid within the abdomen and thus avoiding the need for an external heating circuit and a pump. The aim of this study was to assess the feasibility and safety of an internal heating device for hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy in an experimental model.

DOI: 10.1016/j.ejso.2009.11.010