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Table 11 Summary statistics for surgery for patients with any response to 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   89 53 34 14
Patients with any surgery N 27 13 8 2
  % 30,3% 24,5% 23,5% 14,3%
Type of surgery
Resection of primary tumor % 6% 6% 0% 0%
Lymph node resection % 11% 7% 1% 1%
All other visceral % 12% 5% 4% 0%
Brain metastases % 5% 3% 1% 1%
Isolated limb perfusion % 0% 0% 0% 0%
Biopsy % 6% 3% 1% 0%
Distant skin, subcutaneous or node % 5% 3% 1% 0%
Lung % 1% 1% 0% 0%
Total surgery cost per patient with any surgery (€ 2009) Mean 7.621 9.070 5.778 7.426
Total surgery cost per patient (€ 2009) Mean 2.312 2.225 1.360 1.061