Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology

, Volume 10, Supplement 1, pp 33–36 | Cite as

The Current Status of Peritoneal Surface Oncology in Saudi Arabia

  • Mohammad AlyamiEmail author
  • Frederic Mercier
  • Thamer Bin Traiki
  • Nora Trabulsi
  • Ihssan Al-Alem
  • Abdulaziz Alzahrani
  • Mashhour Alqannas
  • Khalid Almohaimeed
Original Article


Peritoneal carcinomatosis (PC) is a common evolution of abdominal cancers. It may arise from the peritoneum itself (primary) or originate from another type of cancer especially those of gastrointestinal or gynecological origin (secondary). Without aggressive multimodal therapeutic approaches, PC is associated with a poor prognosis. Cytoreductive surgery (CRS) and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) have been used to treat PC since 1990. In Saudi Arabia, the first CRS and HIPEC were done in 2008. In 2018, Saudi Arabia population is 32 millions of people and the demand for such procedures has grown up. This article gives outlines of the current status of peritoneal surface oncology in Saudi Arabia and the future perspective.


Peritoneal metastasis CRS HIPEC PIPAC 



The Saudi Arabia Peritoneal Surface Oncology Group needs more centers and more trained surgeons to cover for the rising demand. The next challenge will be to start the PC registry and start collaborative project between centers.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of General Surgery and Surgical OncologyKing Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research CenterRiyadhSaudi Arabia
  2. 2.Department of Surgical OncologyCentre Hospitalo-Universitaire de MontrealMontrealCanada
  3. 3.Department of Surgery, King Khalid University HospitalKing Saud UniversityRiyadhSaudi Arabia
  4. 4.Department of SurgeryKing Abdulaziz University HospitalJeddahSaudi Arabia
  5. 5.Department of Surgical OncologyKing Abdullah Medical CityMakkahSaudi Arabia
  6. 6.Department of General SurgeryKing Khalid HospitalNajranSaudi Arabia
  7. 7.Department of Surgical OncologyKing Fahad Medical CityRiyadhSaudi Arabia

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