Peritoneal papillary serous carcinoma is a rare tumor that involves the surface of the pelvic and/or abdominal peritoneum. Long-term survival among patients with this tumor has been rare. Most patients with this cancer have been treated with debulking surgery and postoperative chemotherapy. A case of incompletely resected peritoneal papillary serous carcinoma with a complete response to cisplatin-based chemotherapy is reported. Subsequent laparotomy revealed no residual tumor. This case suggests that primary chemotherapy may be successful in treating unresectable primary papillary serous tumors of the peritoneum.
Saleh, Walid A.; Van de Ven, Cosmas J. M.; and Kim, Wooshin
"Primary Papillary Serous Carcinoma of the Peritoneum: A Case of Complete Remission of Bulky Peritoneal Disease After Chemotherapy,"
Henry Ford Hospital Medical Journal
: Vol. 40
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