limb perfusion


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limb perfusion

Oncology 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

limb perfusion

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
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Limb perfusion in the lower limb amputee--a comparative study using a laser Doppler flowmeter and a transcutaneous oxygen electrode.
Research findings presented in AACR abstract #5194 and in a poster titled "Targeted internal radiotherapy for osteosarcoma: Isolated limb perfusion using a bone seeking radiopharmaceutical (153Sm-EDTMP)," demonstrate that isolated limb perfusion (ILP) can specifically target QUADRAMET to limbs of dogs with spontaneously occurring osteosarcomas.
Traditionally, the patient has been faced with either amputation or major surgery, known as isolated limb perfusion (ILP).