A case of postoperative multiple hepatic metastasis from esophageal cancer successfully treated by surgical resection and hepatic arterial infusion chemotherapy
Nagano, H.; Sakon, M.; Yasuda, T.; Dono, K.; Nakamori, S.; Yano, M.; Umeshita, K.; Shiozaki, H.; Okada, A.; Murakami, T.; Nakamura, H.; Monden, M.
Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer and ChemoTherapy 28(11): 1628-1631
ISSN/ISBN: 0385-0684 PMID: 11707996 Accession: 045038360
A 66-year-old male who underwent radical resection for esophageal cancer (stage IV) was diagnosed with multiple hepatic metastasis 1 year and 3 months after the surgery. He underwent hepatic resection and received systemic chemotherapy (FAP: 5-FU, ADR, CDDP), as the post-operative adjuvant therapy. One year and 3 months later, there was a huge recurrence in the residual liver and hepatic arterial infusion chemotherapy (FAP) was performed. The recurrent lesion disappeared completely after 3 sessions of arterial infusion chemotherapy. The arterial infusion chemotherapy was continued in the outpatient clinic and the recurrent lesion is well controlled. At present, this patient has returned to social life, 2 years and 3 months after the hepatic resection. The utility of hepatic arterial infusion chemotherapy and hepatectomy for postoperative multiple hepatic metastasis from esophageal cancer was shown in the present case.