Efficacy of hyperthermic isolated limb perfusion for extremity-confined recurrent melanoma.

Publication Type:

Journal Article

Source:

Annals of surgical oncology, Volume 5, Issue 4, p.376-83 (1998)

Keywords:

Antineoplastic Agents, Extremities, Female, Humans, Hyperthermia, Induced, Male, MELANOMA, Middle Aged, Multivariate Analysis, Neoplasm Recurrence, Local, Perfusion, Prospective Studies, Survival Analysis

Abstract:

Recurrent melanoma of the extremity has been treated by local excision, systemic chemotherapy, amputation, or a combination of these approaches. Hyperthermic isolated limb perfusion (HILP) provides a method of limb preservation through isolation, allowing the administration of chemotherapy in higher doses than is possible through systemic treatment.