Learning curve in cytoreductive surgery and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy

Bijan N. Moradi, Jesus Esquivel

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Cytoreductive surgery and Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy have achieved good long-term results in patients with complete surgical eradication of their peritoneal dissemination but at the expense of significant perioperative morbidity and mortality. The high complication rate has been attributed to the steep learning curve associated with this procedure. We report on the current literature regarding the learning curve for this procedure and the key components that determine the success in learning this new skill.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)293-296
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Surgical Oncology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Sep 15 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • Morbidity and mortality
  • Peritoneal surface malignancies

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Oncology


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