Foreword; J. Spratt. Preface; P.H. Sugarbaker. Section I: General principles. 1. Metastatic inefficiency: intravascular and intraperitoneal implantation of cancer cells; L. Weiss. 2. Intraperitoneal immunotherapy of cancer: a review of options for treatment; H.H. van Ravenswaay, A.M.M. Eggermont. 3. Pharmacokinetics of the peritoneal-plasma barrier after systematic mitomycin C administration; P.H. Sugarbaker, et al. 4. The peritoneal plasma barrier; P. Jacquet. 5. Patterns of spread of recurrent intraabdominal sarcoma; T.A. Sugarbaker, et al. 6. Observations concerning cancer spread within the peritoneal cavity and concepts supporting an ordered pathophysiology; P.H. Sugarbaker. 7. In-vitro pharmacologic rationale for intraperitoneal regional chemotherapy; K. Link, et al. 8. Immunotherapy for peritoneal ovarian carcinoma metastasis using ex vivo expanded tumor infiltrating lymphocytes; R. Freeman, C.D. Platsoucas. 9. The role of omentum associated lymphoid tissue in the progression of peritoneal carcinomatosis; M. Shimotsuma, et al. 10. Cancer cell seeding during abdominal surgery: experimental studies; F. Zoetmulder. 11. The Krukenberg syndrome as a natural manifestation of tumor cell entrapment; A.M. Averbach, P.H. Sugarbaker. Section II: Techniques. 12. Peritoneal carcinomatosis and radioimmunoguided surgery; S. Schneebaum, et al. 13. Diffuse and gross peritoneal carcinomatosis treated by intraperitoneal hyperthermic chemoperfusion; F. Kober, et al. 14. Intraperitoneal heated chemotherapy: a promise with problems; B. Loggie. 15. Peritonectomy procedures; P.H. Sugarbaker. 16. Progressive release of the left colon for a tension free colorectal or coloanal anastomosis; P.H. Sugarbaker. 17. Radiology of peritoneal carcinomatosis; A. Archer, et al. 18. Methodologic considerations in treatment using intraperitoneal chemotherapy; A.M. Averbach, et al. 19. Safety considerations in the use of intraoperative intraperitoneal chemotherapy; S. White, et al. 20. Treatment of peritoneal carcinomatosis from colon or appendiceal cancer with induction intraperitoneal chemotherapy; P.H. Sugarbaker. 21. The effects of postoperative intraperitoneal chemotherapy on peritoneal wound healing and adhesion formation; P. Jacquet, P.H. Sugarbaker. 22. Current status of staging laparoscopy in colorectal and ovarian cancer; M.P. Boente, et al. 23. Clinical research methodologies in diagnosis and staging of patients with peritoneal carcinomatosis; P. Jacquet, P.H. Sugarbaker. 24. Laser-mode electrosurgery; P.H. Sugarbaker. 25. Peritoneal access devices for intraperitoneal chemotherapy; S.R. Ash.