alexa Regression of Ocular Melanoma Metastatic to the Liver After Hepatic Arterial Chemoembolization With Cisplatin and Polyvinyl Sponge


Journal of Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology

Author(s): Mavligit GM, Charnsangavej C, Carrasco CH, Patt YZ, Benjamin RS

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Thirty patients with ocular melanoma metastatic to the liver were treated by hepatic arterial chemoembolization using an admixture of cisplatin and polyvinyl sponge. Tumor regression was complete in one patient and partial (>50%) in 13 patients. The total response rate was 46%. The median survival for the entire group was 11 months (95% confidence interval, nine to 18 months). Treatmentrelated morbidity was short-lived and included primarily severe upper right quadrant abdominal pain, transient paralytic ileus, and nonicteric hepatitis. Hepatic arterial chemoembolization provided effective palliation, with goodquality survival among 46% of patients with ocular melanoma metastatic to the liver.

This article was published in JAMA and referenced in Journal of Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology

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