Treatment of Malignant Pheochromocytoma by Combination of Cvd Regimen and Transarterial Embolization

Takeda, M.; Katagiri, A.; Kanai, T.; Komeyama, T.; Tsutsui, T.; Katayama, Y.; Kawakami, Y.; Sato, S.; Kimura, M.; Odano, I.

The Japanese Journal of Urology 82(5): 826-829

1991


DOI: 10.5980/jpnjurol1989.82.826
Accession: 068514241

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Abstract
We performed combination therapy with cyclophosphamide, Vincristine and Dacarbazine (CVD) regimen and transarterial embolization (TAE) in 2 cases of malignant pheochromocytoma with metastases. Case 1: 59-year-old female. After primary left adrenal lesion had been removed, recurrence at the left renal hilar region and metastases to the right iliac bone and 5th cervical vertebra occurred. We took 3 courses of CVD regimen after TAE for the lesions in the right iliac bone. Her endocrinological data has been normal for more than 1 year after treatment. Case 2: 29-year-old male. Total cystectomy, ileal conduit and pelvic lymphadenectomy had been performed for the primary lesion of the urinary bladder. 2 years after the 1st operation, metastases to the right obturator nodes and multiple bones occurred. We gave 3 courses of CVD regimen followed by TAE for the lesions in the right obturator nodes. Just after treatment, we could stop insulin and reduce anti-hypertension drugs, but the effect of treatment was temporary. In conclusion, combination of CVD regimen and TAE is effective for malignant pheochromocytoma with metastases.