Isolated Limb Perfusion
Isolated limb Perfusion (ILP) is a treatment in which the blood circulation is isolated in an extremity providing local treatment with chemotherapy using a heart lung maching. The purpose is to give large doses of tumor toxic medications which are 15 to 20 fold higher than can be given by systemic treatment. The treatment provides an increased cytostatic effect on the tumor with minimal systemic exposure.
Results so far
Today, ILP is an established treatment method for regionally advanced malignant melanoma and for advanced soft tissue sarcoma limited to an extremity. In most cases, the treatment leads to complete remission of the tumor. In some cases, ILP leads to partial remission or stabilization of the illness.