Computed tomographic peritoneography prior to intraperitoneal chemotherapy in advanced müllerian cancer: A pilot study

Joyce N. Barlin, Robert E. Bristow, Karen Bleich, Robert L. Giuntoli, Sharon Thompson, Teresa P. Diaz-Montes

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Objective: The objective of this study was to utilize computed tomographic peritoneography (CTP) to assess distribution prior to intraperitoneal chemotherapy for advanced müllerian cancer. Methods: Nineteen patients were submitted to CTP. A novel 6-point peritoneal distribution index was developed and applied to the patients prospectively. Results: The median peritoneal distribution index was 6 (range, 4-6). The most common region for incomplete peritoneal distribution correlated to the right subphrenic space. Conclusion: Further studies are needed to determine the impact of inadequate distribution on recurrence and survival.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)191-195
Number of pages5
JournalClinical Imaging
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 1 2010



  • Computed tomographic peritoneography
  • Intraperitoneal chemotherapy
  • Müllerian cancer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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