Hyperthermic limb perfusion for malignant melanoma and soft tissue sarcoma.

From 1982-1989, 113 hyperthermic limb perfusions were carried out in 102 patients. Ninety-three patients were treated for malignant melanoma and nine for soft tissue sarcoma. 47/93 patients had high-risk stage I melanoma with a 5-year survival rate of 89%. For the 46 patients treated for recurrent and metastatic melanoma the projected 5-year survival rate… (More)