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2020 Mar 31

World J Surg Oncol



Postoperative pain pathophysiology and treatment strategies after CRS + HIPEC for peritoneal cancer.


Cytoreductive surgery (CRS) combined with hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) is a treatment choice for peritoneal cancer. However, patients commonly suffer from severe postoperative pain. The pathophysiology of postoperative pain is considered to be from both nociceptive and neuropathic origins.