A case of liver metastasis of gastric leiomyosarcoma successfully treated by transarterial hepatic chemo-embolization and intra hepato-arterial chemotherapy repeated with infusion-a-port
Miya, A.; Yasuda, S.; Morimoto, O.; Tsuji, Y.; Shiozaki, K.; Baba, M.; Ishida, H.; Masutani, S.; Tatsuta, M.; Kawasaki, T.; Satomi, T.
Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer and ChemoTherapy 24(12): 1878-1881
ISSN/ISBN: 0385-0684 PMID: 9382556 Accession: 045037272
The patient was a 68-year-old male, who underwent total gastrectomy for giant leiomyosarcoma of the stomach and then had multiple hepatic metastases one year and six months later. Thus, transarterial hepatic chemo-embolization therapy with Lipiodol, adriamycin and gelfoam was given. Moreover, using a reservoir catheter and infusion arterial port, intermittent arterial infusion therapy with adriamycin, cyclophosphamide, and vincristine was attempted. In the metastasis lesion where there were rich blood vessels, Lipiodol was accumulated and the tumor was reduced on abdominal CT. The result indicated the efficacy of this treatment.