Major amputation for advanced malignant melanoma.

  title={Major amputation for advanced malignant melanoma.},
  author={David P. Jaques and Daniel G. Coit and Murray F. Brennan},
  journal={Surgery, gynecology & obstetrics},
  volume={169 1},
The Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center experience with major amputation for advanced malignant melanoma from 1965 to 1984 is reported. This is a retrospective review of 58 patients who underwent hemipelvectomy, disarticulation of the hip and above knee or forequarter amputation for advanced or recurrent malignant melanoma. Major amputation with curative intent was performed upon 43 patients. There were three deaths that occurred 30 days postoperatively (7 per cent). Intransit metastasis was… CONTINUE READING