13 patients with minimal residual disease following platinum-based systemic therapy for epithelial ovarian cancer were treated with intraperitoneal iproplatin. A total of three cycles were given at monthly intervals. All patients had minimal residual disease (defined as less than 2 cm in diameter) or positive cytology documented at second look laparotomy following systemic chemotherapy. Iproplatin was administered via a temporary dialysis catheter (n = 11) or a semi permanent Tenckhoff peritoneal dialysis catheter (n = 2). The dose of iproplatin ranged from 150 to 450 mg/m2. No responses to therapy were documented. In this trial the major toxic side effects of iproplatin were thrombocytopenia, diarrhoea, nausea and vomiting. The maximum tolerated dose was 300 mg/m2.