Cancers of liver, the gall bladder and the pancreas are a rare cause of peritoneal cancer
What is Hepatobiliary Cancer
The hepatobiliary system consists of organs like liver, bile ducts and gallbladder which are essential for digestion. Hepatobiliary cancer refers to primary malignancies, which develop in these organs. In hepatobiliary cancers, peritoneal spread is a marker of widespread disease and hence CRS and HIPEC is not an option to treat it.
Occasionally, some patients have limited disease and have a very good response to chemotherapy. CRS and HIPEC can be tried on these patients, however, the outcome may not be as favourable as with other cancers.