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Table 10 Summary statistics for surgery for patients receiving systemic therapy

From: The cost of unresectable stage III or stage IV melanoma in Italy

   Overall First-line therapy Second-line therapy Third-line therapy
N   208 147 112 41
Patients with any surgery N 50 36 18 5
  % 24,0% 24,5% 16,1% 12,2%
Type of surgery
Resection of primary tumor % 9% 9% 0% 0%
Lymph node resection % 21% 16% 3% 2%
All other visceral % 22% 12% 7% 3%
Brain metastases % 9% 5% 3% 1%
Isolated limb perfusion % 0% 0% 0% 0%
Biopsy % 12% 9% 2% 1%
Distant skin, subcutaneous or node % 12% 9% 3% 0%
Lung % 1% 1% 0% 0%
Total surgery cost per patient with any surgery (€ 2009) Mean 7.390 6.368 5.670 7.638
Total surgery cost per patient (€ 2009) Mean 1.776 1.560 911 931