A case of metastatic esophageal cancer - Endoscopic resection of the primary site following systemic chemotherapies

Motoko Izumiya, Yoshiyuki Yamagishi, Shouko Nakamura, Gen Sakai, Shinsuke Funakoshi, Masayuki Adachi, Hajime Higuchi, Hiromasa Takaishi, Jin Sugiura, Eh Irie, Tai Ohmori, Toshifumi Hibi

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Abstract

A 64-year-old male presented with discomfort in the chest. His endoscopic examination and CT scan showed esophageal cancer with multiple liver metastases. A total of ten courses of systemic chemotherapy by 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) (800 mg for five days) and cisplatin (CDDP) (80 mg/day on the first day of the week for four weeks) were performed, and liver and lymph node metastases disappeared. The primary lesion was the only site detected positive by PET scan. After a concurrent chemoradiation therapy, salvage endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) was performed on the remainder of the primary site and the patient gained a complete response (CR). We report this case because, although the mean survival time of advanced esophageal cancer is less than one year, this patient responded to chemotherapy and gained complete response by salvage EMR. This patient has had no recurrence for four years since his initial diagnosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1167-1170
Number of pages4
JournalJapanese Journal of Cancer and Chemotherapy
Volume38
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Jul 6
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Chemotherapy
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Liver metastasis
  • Salvage EMR

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research

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Izumiya, M., Yamagishi, Y., Nakamura, S., Sakai, G., Funakoshi, S., Adachi, M., Higuchi, H., Takaishi, H., Sugiura, J., Irie, E., Ohmori, T., & Hibi, T. (2011). A case of metastatic esophageal cancer - Endoscopic resection of the primary site following systemic chemotherapies. Japanese Journal of Cancer and Chemotherapy, 38(7), 1167-1170.