Surgical emergencies in peritoneal carcinomatosis

Dear WSES Members,
We hope that you are all fine.

We would like to invite you to join a new initiative, which concerns the surgical emergencies in patients with peritoneal carcinomatosis.

As you all know, peritoneal carcinomatosis can cause several relevant complications for the acute care surgeon (ACS) (e.g., bowel obstruction, perforation, volvulus, strangulation), and it is often an unexpected finding during an emergency surgical intervention. Emergency treatment of the complications of peritoneal carcinomatosis is not standardized. In the past, peritoneal carcinomatosis was seen as an incurable, terminal condition, while nowadays, multimodal approaches can offer these patients a significant prolongation of survival.

This survey is the result of a joint venture between the World Society of Emergency Surgery (WSES) surgeons and the surgical oncologists (in collaboration with Società Italiana di Chirurgia Oncologica – SICO).
It aims to take stock of how surgical emergencies are managed in these patients by surgeons around the world, and to compare the approach of the ACS and the surgeon of the peritoneum.

Please fill in the survey at the following link:

This survey is the first essential step in the definition of the future guidelines by the WSES-SICO for the treatment of the surgical emergencies in pateints with peritoneal carcinomatosis.

As always, all the contributors will be listed in the group authorship of the study.
Please feel free to share the survey with your colleagues, residents, and everyone you think may contribute.
We look forward to your opinion.
With our very best regards,

The steering committee