PIPAC : pressurized intraperitoneal aerosol chemotherapy : by Marc A. Reymond, Wiebke Solass

By Marc A. Reymond, Wiebke Solass

Pressurized intraperitoneal aerosol chemotherapy (PIPAC) is a singular technique for treating peritoneal carcinomatosis. First encouraging effects were received in human sufferers.

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Tumor cells were not found elsewhere on the omentum. The same mouse was then monitored for tumor growth 96 hours later (e). After this time, the omentum with a tumor was removed along with an omentum from an uninjected mouse (f) and both samples compared (g). Clearly, the tumor grows initially on the omentum and mesentery as illustrated in (g). Bars represent 50 μm (a, b) and 100 μm (c, d) (reproduced from [9]). of the small intestines and reflects on itself to ascend to the transverse colon before reaching to the posterior abdominal wall.

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