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Long-term survival in stage IV melanoma after repetitive surgical therapy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18497515     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Surgical therapy in patients with stage IV melanoma is controversial and always an individual decision. CASE REPORT: We report the case of a young melanoma patient, who underwent resection of 5 distant metastases from 4 different organ systems. Thereby, the patient achieved a stable state of disease and a good quality of life for up to now 67 months without any evidence for further tumor manifestations at present. A systemic chemo- or immunotherapy was never applied. CONCLUSION: In selected patients with stage IV melanoma, surgery alone can provide long-term survival with good quality of life.
Tsvetomir Tomov; Robert Siegel; Andreas Bembenek
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2008-04-10
Journal Detail:
Title:  Onkologie     Volume:  31     ISSN:  1423-0240     ISO Abbreviation:  Onkologie     Publication Date:  2008 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-05-23     Completed Date:  2008-06-20     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7808556     Medline TA:  Onkologie     Country:  Switzerland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  259-61     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
(c) 2008 S. Karger AG, Basel
Klinik fur Chirurgie und Chirurgische Onkologie, Robert-Rossle-Klinik, Campus Buch im Helios-Klinikum, Charité Universitatsmedizin Berlin, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Abdominal Neoplasms / secondary,  surgery
Longitudinal Studies
Lung Neoplasms / secondary,  surgery
Lymphatic Metastasis
Melanoma / secondary*,  surgery*
Neoplasms, Connective Tissue / secondary,  surgery
Skin Neoplasms / surgery*
Treatment Outcome
Comment In:
Onkologie. 2008 May;31(5):226-7   [PMID:  18497510 ]

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