Isolated limb perfusion. Definition

Medical Definition: Isolated limb perfusion

Procedure that can be used to direct anticancer drugs directly to an arm or leg. Temporarily stopped with a tourniquet (tight band around the limb) blood flow to and from the member, and are administered anticancer drugs directly into the blood of the limb. This allows the person receives high doses of drugs in the area where the cancer. Also called limb perfusion.

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