A case of postoperative multiple hepatic metastasis from gastric cancer successfully treated by percutaneous microwave coagulation therapy and hepatic arterial infusion chemotherapy
Yamamoto, T.; Nagano, H.; Sakon, M.; Yasuda, T.; Takemoto, H.; Tsujino, T.; Ota, H.; Dono, K.; Umeshita, K.; Nakamori, S.; Yano, M.; Osuga, K.; Murakami, T.; Nakamura, H.; Monden, M.
Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer and ChemoTherapy 29(12): 2429-2432
ISSN/ISBN: 0385-0684 PMID: 12484092 Accession: 045038361
A 61-year-old male who underwent radical resection for gastric cancer was diagnosed with multiple hepatic metastasis 2 years and 2 months after the surgery. He first underwent percutaneous microwave hepatic coagulation therapy with segmental hepatic blood flow occlusion and obtained complete coagulation of the main tumor. Consecutively, he received hepatic arterial infusion chemotherapy (FAP: 5-FU, cisplatin, adriamycin) against residual multiple hepatic tumors. These hepatic recurrent lesions disappeared completely after 3 sessions of arterial infusion chemotherapy. At present, this patient is alive with no recurrent lesions, 1 year and 6 months from the beginning of treatment for hepatic metastasis. Recently, we tried hepatic arterial infusion chemotherapy (FAP) in four cases in which the recurrence from gastric cancer was not only in the liver but elsewhere. The response rate (CR and PR) was 75% and no major side effects were observed. In conclusion, some cases can obtain longer survival if the multimoderate therapy including hepatic arterial infusion chemotherapy (FAP) and microwave coagulation therapy are effective.