Successful Treatment of a Progressive Primary Cutaneous Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma of the Leg (PCLBCL-LT) with Hyperthermic Isolated Limb Perfusion
Purpose: Hyperthermic isolated limb perfusion (ILP) is a highly effective treatment option for locally advanced soft tissue sarcoma and in-transit metastasized malignant melanoma of the extremities. The role of the hyperthermic isolated limb perfusion in the treatment of aggressive cutaneous b-cell lymphoma (PCLBCL-LT) is unknown.
Methods: This is a case presentation of a 65 year old woman with a multifocal recurrence of a cutaneous b-cell lymphoma of leg type successfully treated by hyperthermic isolated limb perfusion with melphalan. Preoperative regimens included systemic chemotherapy and irradiation.
Results: An isolated limb perfusion was performed (100 mg of melphalan, heating 38.5°, cannulation of the superficial femoral artery). One year after the operation a complete response of the disease could be observed.
Conclusion: Regional treatment by hyperthermic isolated limb perfusion with melphalan does lead to local tumor control in relapsed cutaneous lymphoma of the extremities. Therefore, ILP should be considered as a possible alternative treatment in selected cases of chemotherapy resistant PCLBCL-LT.