Doctors perform India’s first PIPAC surgery that delivers ch
Now open: Certificate Course in Management of Covid-19 by Govt. Of Gujarat and PlexusMDKnow more...Now open: Certificate Course in Management of Covid-19 by Govt. Of Gujarat and PlexusMDKnow more...
Mumbai doctors suggested Pressurised Intra-Peritoneal Aerosolised Chemotherapy (PIPAC) to a 62 yr F who had been undergoing treatment for ovarian cancer since 2013. She had a relapse twice and after 24 cycles of chemotherapy, her body stopped responding to treatment.

The doctors used keyhole surgery (laparoscopic) to deliver the chemo drugs directly to the affected area. Carbon dioxide was mixed to aid the dispersal. The procedure used 1/10th the chemo drugs and allowed targeted treatment.

This procedure can help patients with ovarian, colon, stomach, pancreas, and gall bladder cancer, which form 30 to 40 per cent of all cancer cases. Since the process uses just 1/10th of drugs that would be used in a normal chemo cycle, a patient's body can withstand more cycles. It can also be used to treat cancers that affect the lining of the abdomen.

http://www.dnaindia.com/health/report-unique-surgery-brings-hope-to-cancer-patients-2461625
Preview
Like
Comment
Share