What is involved with the HIPEC procedure?

Sharyn N. Lewin, MD
OBGYN (Obstetrics & Gynecology)
HIPEC or Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemoperfusion is performed by directly infusing a chemotherapeutic drug heated above body temperature into a body cavity such as the abdomen for 60-90 minutes. This is done in assocation with a surgical procedure such as debulking or cytoreduction for recurrent ovarian cancer.

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