Hyperthermic Intra Peritoneal Chemotherapy (HIPEC)

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Sonia P Abraham
Malini Rachel C.V
Daisy Sheeba

Abstract

Abdominal cancer in advanced stages known to be less responsive to any treatment modalities has gained positive results with HIPEC procedure done after a complete cyto-reductive surgery. HIPEC causes selective cell killing of the malignant cell, enhances the drug potency and increases the tissue penetration by the chemo therapeutic agent. It also causes regional dose intensification. Proved to be a successfully emerging option it is the need of the hour for the perioperative nurse to be updated with the latest knowledge, skill, and trends regarding HIPEC.


De inition: HIPEC is a highly concentrated, heated chemotherapy treatment that is delivered directly into the abdomen during surgery.

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Sonia P Abraham

Professor, College of Nursing, Christian Medical College, Vellore.

Malini Rachel C.V

Nurse Manager, College of Nursing, Christian Medical College, Vellore.

Daisy Sheeba

Charge Nurse, College of Nursing, Christian Medical College, Vellore.