1.1 Evidence on the safety of pressurised intraperitoneal aerosol chemotherapy for peritoneal carcinomatosis shows that this procedure can cause serious but well-recognised side effects. Evidence on its efficacy is inadequate in quality. Therefore, this procedure should only be used in the context of research. Find out what only in research means on the NICE website.
1.2 Further research should be in the form of randomised controlled trials comparing pressurised intraperitoneal aerosol chemotherapy with standard care. Studies should report details of patient selection including type of tumour, the chemotherapy drugs used, survival and quality-of-life outcomes.