Application of CO2 laser evaporation in locally advanced melanoma

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Abstract

Aim: This study aims to investigate the role of CO(2)laser evaporation in the treatment of melanoma patients with satellite or in-transit metastases. Materials & methods: Patients who underwent CO2 laser evaporation were retrospectively included between November 2002 and August 2018. The Sharplan 40C CO2 laser was used with a high pulse wave mode. Data concerning patient and tumor characteristics, CO2 laser evaporation and subsequent therapies were collected. Results:A total of 26patients were included. Median duration of local control was 5.5 months. The median number of lesions evaporated per treatment was three (1-16); patients received a median of three (1-19) treatments. Conclusion: In a selected group of melanoma patients with satellite or in-transit metastases, CO2 laser evaporation should be considered as treatment for local control.

Original languageEnglish
Article number14
Number of pages10
JournalMelanoma management
Volume6
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar-2019

Keywords

  • CO2 laser
  • in-transit
  • melanoma
  • metastases
  • satellite
  • CARBON-DIOXIDE LASER
  • IN-TRANSIT MELANOMA
  • AMERICAN JOINT COMMITTEE
  • CUTANEOUS METASTASES
  • MALIGNANT-MELANOMA
  • IPILIMUMAB IMMUNOTHERAPY
  • TALIMOGENE LAHERPAREPVEC
  • TOPICAL IMMUNOTHERAPY
  • DISEASE PROGRESSION
  • ABLATION

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