Isolated limb infusion. Definition

Medical Definition: Isolated limb infusion

A procedure used to administer anticancer drugs directly into an arm or leg, but not the rest of the body. Temporarily stopped with a tourniquet (tight band around the limb) blood flow to and from the member. Placed catheters (small tubes and flexible) in an artery and a vein of the member connected to a pump so that blood can flow through the pump and the entire limb. Anticancer drugs are injected into the catheters. By wrapping the limb in a warm heating pad or medications, or blood, can help make drugs more effective.

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