Metastasectomy and active specific immunotherapy for a large single melanoma metastasis

A. Baars, J. M G H Van Riel, M. A. Cuesta, E. H. Jaspars, H. M. Pinedo, A. J M Van den Eertwegh

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A patient with a large duodenal melanoma metastasis, involving adjacent jejunum and colon, is presented. Treatment consisted of a combination of radical surgery and active specific immunotherapy by means of an autologous tumor cell vaccine and BCG after which a recurrence-free survival of now more than 10 years has been observed. The role of surgery and immunotherapy in the treatment of metastatic melanoma are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)691-693
Number of pages3
Issue number45
StatePublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes


  • Active specific immunotherapy
  • ASI
  • Melanoma
  • Metastasectomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology


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