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limb perfusionOncology The delivering of chemotherapy directly to an arm or leg, in which the flow of blood through the limb is temporarily stopped with a tourniquet, and anticancer drugs are injected IV
A method for concentrating a dose of chemotherapy in an arm or leg affected by cancer. Large blood vessels near the tumor are cannulated; the limb is wrapped in a tourniquet, and chemotherapy is circulated into the limb. Isolated limb perfusion has been used to treat melanomas or sarcomas. Synonym: isolated limb perfusion
See also: perfusion