Publication date: Feb 10, 2020
Laser interstitial thermal therapy (LITT) is a growing technology to treat a variety of brain lesions. It offers an alternative to treatment options, such as open craniotomy and stereotactic radiosurgery.
To analyze our experience using LITT for metastatic melanoma.
This is a retrospective chart review of the patients from our institution. Our case series involves 5 patients who had previously failed radiation treatment.
Our patients have low complication rates and short hospital stays. Both are considerably lower when compared to the literature for metastatic melanoma.
LITT is a safe therapy, with few complications and short hospital stays.
Palejwala, A.H., O’Connor, K.P., Milton, C.K., Pelargos, P.E., Glenn, C.A., Bohnstedt, B.N., Algan, O., and Sughrue, M.E. Laser Interstitial Thermal Therapy for Metastatic Melanoma After Failed Radiation Therapy: A Case Series. 25767. 2020 Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown).