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Table 2 Complications and toxicities associated with IP therapy*

From: Weekly induction intraperitoneal chemotherapy after primary surgical cytoreduction in patients with advanced epithelial ovarian cancer

Complications and toxicity no. %
Catheter related   
   Catheter malfunction 21 9.1
   Catheter-induced infection 5 2.2
Toxicities (Grade 3)   
   Neuropathy 1 0.4
   WBC 7 3.0
   Platelets 2 0.9
   Other hematologic 13 5.7
   Creatine clearance 1 0.4
   Gastrointestinal 10 4.3
Others   
   Chemical peritonitis 2 0.9
   Severe abdominal pain 6 2.6
Total 68 29.5
  1. Abbreviation: IP, intraperitoneal; WBC: white blood cell.
  2. * IP used as neoadjuvant therapy is not included.