Intraarterial cis‐platinum for patients with inoperable skeletal tumors Academic Article Article uri icon


MeSH Major

  • Databases, Factual
  • Information Storage and Retrieval
  • Medicine
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Specialization
  • Vocabulary, Controlled


  • Twenty-three patients with inoperable skeletal tumors were treated with intraarterial cis-platinum prior to attempted surgery. The antitumor effect of intraarterial cis-platinum was monitored clinically by radiologic imaging techniques, and whenever possible, evaluated histopathologically by examinatin of surgical or biopsy tumor specimens. Objective responses were noted in 12 patients (52%) and included 2 complete, 7 partial and 3 less-than-partial remissions lasting from 14 to 70 weeks. Limb-saving surgery or hemipelvectomy became subsequently feasible in four and one patients respectively. Preoperative intraarterial cis-platinum is a safe procedure which might be used effectively in combination with other, more conventioal postoperative adjuvant chemotherapy against skeletal tumors.

publication date

  • January 1981



  • Academic Article


Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/1097-0142(19810701)48:1<1::AID-CNCR2820480102>3.0.CO;2-R

PubMed ID

  • 6263447

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