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Chemosaturation (CS; CHEMOSAT®, Delcath Systems Inc.) temporarily administers melphalan into the liver by percutaneous hepatic perfusion (PHP). CS-PHP can effectively control growth in liver tumors, but efficacy and tolerability of sequential treatments are unclear. We analyzed outcomes of sequential CS-PHP treatment. Patients with either unresectable intrahepatic metastases of ocular melanoma (OM, n = 9), cholangiocarcinoma (CCA, n = 3), or hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC, n = 1) were recruited retrospectively. Response was assessed by tomography imaging. Ten patients (mean age 60 years) with more than one CS-PHP treatment were included. CS-PHP was administered 2-6 times in the OM patients, 3 times in the CCA, and the HCC patient received 6 treatments. Overall response rate (ORR) to CS-PHP was 80%, and stable disease was achieved in one patient. Median hepatic progression-free survival (hPFS) was 336 days (range 0-354) for OM, 251 days for the CCA patient, and 256 days for the HCC patient. At the end of observation (153-701 days after first CS-PHP), 6/10 patients were still alive (5/9 with OM, 0 with CCA, and 1 with HCC). Death cases were not related to CS-PHP. Adverse events were mostly hematologic, grade I-IV, and self-resolving. The liver function was not deteriorated by CS-PHP. We conclude that repeated CS-PHP treatments were effective and well tolerated in the long term. © 2021. The Author(s).


Rhea Veelken, Bettina Maiwald, Steffen Strocka, Tim-Ole Petersen, Michael Moche, Sebastian Ebel, Timm Denecke, Matus Rehak, Manuel Florian Struck, Dirk Forstmeyer, Sebastian Rademacher, Daniel Seehofer, Thomas Berg, Florian van Bömmel. Repeated percutaneous hepatic perfusion with melphalan can maintain long-term response in patients with liver cancers. Cardiovascular and interventional radiology. 2022 Feb;45(2):218-222

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