Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy
Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy (HIPEC)
Introduction

HIPEC is a novel treatment option for advanced cancers of ovary, colon, rectum, appendix, stomach cancers. HIPEC treatment involves two components of procedure- namely Cytoreductive surgery (CRS) and HIPEC done sequentially in the same sitting.

Procedures

Hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) is a type of chemotherapy where the solution containing the drug is heated and delivered directly to the abdominal cavity during surgery.

Indications

HIPEC is indicated in a variety of tumours with Peritoneal metastasis such as:

  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Colon Cancer
  • Appendicular Cancer
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Advantages
  • Successful treatment and cure for advanced cancers which were considered incurable in the past.
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