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Table 2 Surgical treatments and outcomes

From: Rare clinical experiences for surgical treatment of melanoma with osseous metastases in Taiwan

Patient age (years) Sex Surgical treatment Therapy Time (months)
     Diagnosis to bone metastases Diagnosis to death Bone metastases to death
45 F Wide excision Radiotherapy 1.77 7.44 5.67
72 M Posterior laminectomy for decompression, vertebroplasty with PMMA cement, posterior instrumentation Radiotherapy, chemotherapy, IL-2 16 17.27 1.27
64 M Below-knee amputation Radiotherapy, BCG, chemotherapy 14.00 18.27 4.27
79 M Wide excision, transposition flap, lymph node dissection Radiotherapy 15.90 21.87 5.97
62 M Wide excision None 0.70 16.40 15.70
67 F Wide excision, groin dissection, ORIF with Küntscher nailing and cement augmentation Radiotherapy 37.80 38.97 1.17
70 F ORIF with CHS and bone cement augmentation Chemotherapy 8.87 13.67 4.80
67 M Below-knee amputation Chemotherapy 3.57 7.77 4.20
39 F Ray amputation Interferon and tamoxifen 6.20 7.30 1.10
74 F Above-knee amputation Chemotherapy 2.43 10.76 8.33
51 M None* Chemotherapy 0.00 9.87 9.87
  1. BCG, Bacillus Calmette-Guérin; ORIF, open reduction and internal fixation.
  2. *Diagnosed with fine-needle biopsy.