Table 2

Consensus-based expert recommendation (excerpt)13

Content; consensus strength
Nomenclature
  • Hyperthermic intrathoracic chemotherapy; 100%

Technique
  • One session; 100%

  • Closed thorax; 100%

  • Temperature of 42°C on the outflow drainage; 100%

  • Duration of 60 min; 100%

Chemotherapeutic agents
  • Application of cisplatin; 100%

  • Maximum dosage of 225 mg/m2 BSA; 100%

  • Dosage between 150 mg/m2 and 175 mg/m2 BSA; 100%

Perioperative management
  • Perioperative fluid balancing and forced diuresis; 100%

  • Drug-based nephroprotection may be considered; 100%

  • Safety management including protective clothing of the personnel and disposal of drain fluids; 100%

Indications
  • Malignant pleural mesothelioma; 100%

  • Stage IVa thymoma; 100%

  • Secondary pleural carcinosis; 100%

  • BSA, body surface area.