Statistics from Altmetric.com
If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.
- Gynecologic Surgical Procedures
- Ovarian Cancer
- Peritoneal Neoplasms
- Surgical Procedures, Operative
The peritoneal cancer index was proposed in 1996 by Professor Sugarbaker,1 and was initially used for colon cancer to assess the tumor burden during laparotomy procedures.2 The peritoneal cancer index is now broadly used for several cancers, including ovarian cancer.3 This index is commonly assessed by diagnostic laparoscopy before cytoreductive surgery to adapt the treatment strategy and guide the surgical decision.4 However, the peritoneal cancer index is subject to variability between surgeons and teams, and there is no validated cut-off value for neoadjuvant treatment.5–7 In this video, we present an educational lesson to evaluate the peritoneal cancer index score by laparoscopy for peritoneal carcinomatosis. We describe each of the 13 abdominopelvic regions and define how to calculate tumor extension. A score is assigned for each region in several examples and the peritoneal cancer index is determined in didactic videos.
Data availability statement
Data sharing not applicable as no datasets generated and/or analyzed for this study.
Patient consent for publication
Dr Manon Daix, current ESGO fellow at the Institut Universitaire du Cancer -Oncopole- in Toulouse, France and gynecological surgeon at the Centre Hospitalier Chrétien -Montlegia- in Liège, Belgium.
Twitter @Manon Daix, @AngelesFite, @Alejandra
Contributors All authors made the appropriate contribution to this work, watching the video, correcting explanations and annotations, reading the summary, and giving their full approval.
Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors.
Competing interests None declared.
Provenance and peer review Commissioned; externally peer reviewed.