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Thrombotic Microangiopathy Induced by Hyperthermal Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy with Mitomycin C

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A patient with pseudomyxoma peritonei underwent Hyperthermal Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy (HIPEC) with Mitomycin C after which she developed thrombotic microangiopathy. This syndrome mimicked possi-ble surgical complications. Treatment with plasma exchange resolved the syndrome and the patient recov-ered completely. This is the first description of thrombotic microangiopathy early after a single dose intrap-eritoneal Mitomycin C.

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M. Köksal, R. Ginkel and J. Zijlstra, "Thrombotic Microangiopathy Induced by Hyperthermal Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy with Mitomycin C," Surgical Science, Vol. 2 No. 4, 2011, pp. 173-174. doi: 10.4236/ss.2011.24037.

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