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Pseudomyxoma Peritonei / Appendix Cancer Glossary

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CRS: cytoreductive surgery

DPAM: disseminated peritoneal adenomucinosis

EPIC: early postoperative intraperitoneal chemotherapy

FOLFIRI: chemotherapy regimen consisting folinic acid/leucovorin (FOL), Fluorouracil/5-FU (F), irinotecan/Camptosar (IRI)

FOLFOX: chemotherapy regimen consisting folinic acid/leucovorin (FOL), Fluorouracil/5-FU (F), and oxaliplatin/Eloxatin (OX)

HIPEC: hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy

IPHC: intraperitoneal hyperthermic chemotherapy

MOAS: “mother of all surgeries;” a colloquial term to describe the CRS+HIPEC procedure

NED: no evidence of disease

PMC/PMCA: peritoneal mucinous carcinomatosis

PMCA-I: peritoneal mucinous carcinomatosis-intermediate

PMP: pseudomyxoma peritonei

PSM: peritoneal surface malignanancy