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World J Surg Proced. May 21, 2019; 9(1): 7-11
Published online May 21, 2019. doi: 10.5412/wjsp.v9.i1.7
Can hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy effectively control gastric cancer-associated peritoneal carcinomatosis?
Chong-Chi Chiu, Chao-Jung Tsao, Jhi-Joung Wang, Yutaka Yonemura
Chong-Chi Chiu, Department of General Surgery, Chi Mei Medical Center, Liouying 73657 and Tainan 71004, Taiwan
Chong-Chi Chiu, Department of Electrical Engineering, Southern Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Tainan 71005, Taiwan
Chao-Jung Tsao, Department of Oncology, Chi Mei Medical Center, Liouying 73657, Taiwan
Jhi-Joung Wang, Department of Medical Research, Chi Mei Medical Center, Tainan 71004, Taiwan
Jhi-Joung Wang, AI Biomed Center, Southern Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Tainan 71005, Taiwan
Yutaka Yonemura, Peritoneal Surface Malignancy Center, Kishiwada Tokushukai Hospital, Kishiwada, Osaka 596-8522, Japan
Author contributions: All authors participated in the writing and editing of the manuscript.
Supported by grant from Chi Mei Medical Center, Liouying, Taiwan, No. CLFHR10606.
Conflict-of-interest statement: All authors declare no competing financial interests.
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Corresponding author: Yutaka Yonemura, PhD, Surgeon, Peritoneal Surface Malignancy Center, Kishiwada Tokushukai Hospital, 4-27-1 Kamori-Cho, Kishiwada, Osaka 596-8522, Japan. y.yonemura@coda.ocn.ne.jp
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Received: December 25, 2018
Peer-review started: December 25, 2018
First decision: March 5, 2019
Revised: March 11, 2019
Accepted: April 19, 2019
Article in press: April 19, 2019
Published online: May 21, 2019

Gastric cancer-associated peritoneal carcinomatosis leads to a poor prognosis and low quality of life. The current systemic chemotherapy processes cannot effectively improve survival. Hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) has been used as an alternative treatment to control this disease through recurrence prevention, definitive therapeutic modality, and symptom palliation. Although HIPEC has been demonstrated to yield favorable results mainly in some Asian studies, widespread adoption of this treatment is still debatable before larger prospective randomized controlled clinical trials confirm its effectiveness.

Keywords: Hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy, Gastric cancer, Peritoneal carcinomatosis

Core tip: Peritoneal carcinomatosis associated with gastric cancer leads to poor clinical outcomes and low quality of life. Hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy can potentially be used for the control of this disease.