Skip to main content

Table 12 Summary statistics for surgery for patients with no 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   119 94 78 27
Patients with any surgery N 23 23 10 3
  % 19,3% 24,5% 12,8% 11,1%
Type of surgery      
Resection of primary tumor % 3% 3% 0% 0%
Lymph node resection % 10% 9% 2% 1%
All other visceral % 10% 7% 3% 3%
Brain metastases % 4% 2% 2% 0%
Isolated limb perfusion % 0% 0% 0% 0%
Biopsy % 6% 6% 1% 1%
Distant skin, subcutaneous or node % 7% 6% 2% 0%
Lung % 0% 0% 0% 0%
Total surgery cost per patient with any surgery (€ 2009) Mean 7.119 4.841 5.583 7.780
Total surgery cost per patient (€ 2009) Mean 1.376 1.185 716 864