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Dr. Choudry presents the concept of aggressive surgery for the management of peritoneal surface malignancies, and provides up-to-date research in this field.

Educational objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Improve oncologic outcomes in patients with peritoneal surface malignancies using aggressive locoregional therapies
  • Describe a rationale for implementing cytoreductive surgery and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemoperfusion in patients with peritoneal surface malignancies

Reading Resources:

  1. Sugarbaker P. “New standard of care for appendiceal epithelial neoplasms and pseudomyxoma peritonei.” Lancet Oncology 2006;7:69
  2. Yan T. et al. “Systematic review on the efficacy of cytoreductive surgery combined with perioperative intraperitoneal chemotherapy for peritoneal carcinomatosis from colorectal carcinoma.” Journal of Clinical Oncology 2006;24:4011.
  3. Munkholm-Larsen S. et al. “Malignant peritoneal mesothelioma.” World J Gastrointestinal Surgery 2009;1:38.
  4. Bao P. et al. “Surgical techniques in visceral resection and peritonectomy procedures.” The Cancer Journal 2009;15:204.


Dr. Choudry has no relevant relationships with any entities producing healthcare goods or services.

Accreditation Statement:

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Other health care professionals are awarded (0.075) continuing education units (CEU) which are equivalent to 0.75 contact hours.

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Release Date: 9/18/2012 | Last Modified On: 10/15/2013 | Expires: 10/15/2014

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