A retrospective clinical analysis of hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy in gynecological cancers: Technical details, tolerability, and efficacy Jinekolojik kanserlerde hipertermik intraperitoneal kemoterapinin retrospektif olarak değerlendirilmesi: Teknik detay, tolerabilitesi ve etkilinliği

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Minareci Y., Tosun O. A., Sozen H., Topuz S., Salihoglu M. Y.

Medeniyet Medical Journal, vol.35, no.3, pp.202-211, 2020 (Scopus) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 35 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.5222/mmj.2020.31855
  • Journal Name: Medeniyet Medical Journal
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.202-211
  • Keywords: Cytoreductive surgery, Endometrial cancer, Hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy, Ovarian cancer
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: No


Objective: The aim of this study was to reveal the results of hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC procedure) performed during cytoreductive surgery (CRS) in patients with endo-metrial cancer and epithelial ovarian cancer which included mainly platinum-resistant patients. Method: Patients who underwent CRS+HIPEC between May 2015 and January 2020 were eva-luated retrospectively. Surgical complications were graded according to the Clavien-Dindo clas-sification. Results: A total of 33 CRS+HIPEC procedures were performed in 32 patients, two of whom had recurrent endometrial cancer. Of the 30 patients with epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC), five underwent interval CRS+HIPEC, and remaining 25 patients underwent secondary CRS+HIPEC treatment due to relapsed disease. Eighteen of the patients with relapsed disease were platinum-resistant. The overall operative mortality and severe morbidity rates were %3 and 12%, respectively. For 30 patients with EOC, during a median follow-up period of 15 months, Kaplan-Meier survival analysis revealed a 1-year OS and PFS rates of 69.7% and 30.3%, respectively. Moreover, in the subgroup analysis of the platinum-resistant cohort, median OS and PFS were 14 and five months, respectively. Conclusion: CRS+HIPEC procedures had acceptable severe morbidity and mortality rates. In addition, patients with recurrent EOC and without a visible residual disease at the end of cytore-ductive surgery had, though not statistically significant, longer OS . HIPEC administration during CRS was not associated with adverse outcomes in the platinum-resistant EOC cohort. The short-term results of the current study are promising.