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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
Core Tip

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.