Total peritonectomy Done for Rare Cancer Treatment

At Mahapatra Hospital Cuttack , A Rare form of Cancer , the Primary peritoneal malignancy (PPC) is been treated with the Total peritonectomy with Retrograde hysterectomy .

Rare Cancer Treatment Done at Mahapatra Hospital

The appearance of specimen is most resembles a Flying Bats, as you can see in the Pictures Below. 

What is Primary peritoneal cancer ?

Primary peritoneal cancer or carcinoma is also known as serous surface papillary carcinoma(starts and develops in the peritoneum) , primary peritoneal carcinoma, extra-ovarian serous carcinoma, primary serous papillary carcinoma, psammomacarcinoma. 

It was historically classified under "carcinoma of unknown primary" (CUP). Primary peritoneal cancer (PPC, or PPCa) is a cancer of the cells lining the peritoneum, or abdominal cavity. (wikipedia)

What is Peritonectomy Surgical Procedure ?

Peritonectomy is the most common surgical procedure used with patients with this form of the disease. The purpose of the surgery is to resect the cancerous cells in the lining of the abdominal cavity. Peritonectomy is often referred as peritonectomy and cytoredutive. During the surgery, the surgeon makes an incision in the abdomen to gain access to the cavity and observe the cancerous growth. It is a complex procedure that can last 10 to 12 hours and parts of the bowels, gall bladder, liver, pancreas, spleen and stomach may be removed.

A Very good Reference is a Book by Yuji Hiramatsu, MD, PhD under the Category Precision Surgery in Obstetrics and Gynecology.

You can Read the Article here :

  • Retrograde Abdominal Hysterectomy
  • Yuji Hiramatsu, MD, PhD
  • Okayama City General Medical Center, Okayama, Japan
  • Precision Surgery in Obstetrics and Gynecology