Intra-abdominal hyperthermic chemoperfusion, aka hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy, or shortly HIPEC or hot chemotherapy.
Some cancers and their advanced stages may not be treated by traditional intravenous chemotherapy. Regardless of the chemotherapy, the disease is progressing and the patient’s condition is deteriorating more rapidly than anticipated. These are the cases where HIPEC is applied. Cytoreductive surgery and hot chemotherapy are among the most advanced methods towards the terminal stage cancer treatment.