What is HIPEC

HIPEC stands for: Hyperthermic Intra Peritoneal Chemotherapy, which means:

rinsing of the abdominal cavity with heated chemotherapy. After tumor removal, a heated chemotherapy solution is circulated in the peritoneal cavity for 30-90 mins. Essentially there are two phases of treatment

  1. Exploration and tumor removal known as ‘Cytoreductive Surgery’
  2. Chemotherapy itself (HIPEC).
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