Regional Perfusion Therapy for Confined Melanoma
Regional perfusion therapy may be a treatment option for tumors resulting from the spread of melanoma that are confined to a single organ or region of the body.
Regionally confined melanoma is a skin cancer that has spread through the bloodstream to another area of the body.
Many tumors that are too advanced to be removed surgically remain confined to a single organ or region of the body. For these cancers, regional perfusion may be an option.
Perfusion Therapy Treatments for Confined Melanoma
|Isolated Hepatic Perfusion (IHP)||A surgical technique used to treat nonresectable melanoma that has spread to the liver.|
|Percutaneous Hepatic Perfusion (PHP)||A minimally invasive procedure that uses small needle punctures in the skin to access the liver, rather than a large incision.|
|Isolated Limb Perfusion (ILP)||A technique that allows chemotherapy medication to be given in a small, confined area — such as in an arm or leg.|