Role of hyperthermic perfusion in the treatment of limb osteogenic sarcoma

R. Cavaliere, F. Di Filippo, F. S. Santori, L. Piarulli, S. Carlini, A. Calabrò, M. Pagliarin, F. Cavaliere, P. Cerulli, G. Monticelli

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Abstract

The role of hyperthermic perfusion (HP) for the treatment of limb osteogenic sarcoma was evaluated in 76 patients. Twelve patients were treated with HP alone, and a 5-and 10-year survival rate of 25.5% was obtained. When amputation was systematically associated to HP (12 patients), a 5-and 10-year survival rate of 50.9% was achieved. Twenty-seven patients were treated with hyperthermic antiblastic perfusion (HAP) followed by amputation 4 weeks later. With this treatment, the 5-and 10-year actuarial rates rose to 71.4 and 65%, respectively, with a 5-year disease-free survival rate of 67.4%. Fifteen patients were treated with HAP followed by an ‘en bloc’ resection and bone reconstruction. The 5-and 10-year actuarial survival rate obtained was 63.5% with a 5-year disease-free survival rate of 53.6%. These results seem to indicate that HAP permits carrying out conservative rather than ablative surgery for the treatment of limb osteogenic sarcoma.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-5
Number of pages5
JournalOncology
Volume44
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1987

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Keywords

  • Hyperthermia
  • Hyperthermic perfusion
  • Osteogenic sarcoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cancer Research
  • Oncology

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Cavaliere, R., Di Filippo, F., Santori, F. S., Piarulli, L., Carlini, S., Calabrò, A., Pagliarin, M., Cavaliere, F., Cerulli, P., & Monticelli, G. (1987). Role of hyperthermic perfusion in the treatment of limb osteogenic sarcoma. Oncology, 44(1), 1-5. https://doi.org/10.1159/000226433