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Tono T.,NTT West Osaka Hospital
Gan to kagaku ryoho. Cancer & chemotherapy | Year: 2013

Twenty patients( 30 nodules) with metastatic liver cancer( MLC) and 10 cases with hepatocellular carcinoma( HCC) treated by stereotactic radiotherapy (SRT) were analyzed. SRT was administered at 48.0 or 52.8 Gy/4 Fr/1 wk. The response rate (RR) in MLC patients was 78%, and 11 patients survived longer than 1 year and 9 patients survived as long as 2 years. Clinical analysis suggests that the ideal indications for SRT in MLC are solitary nodules in patients without extrahepatic disease who have undergone systemic chemotherapy. Although RR of SRT for HCC was as high as 85%, intrahepatic recurrence was observed in all patients and 6 patients died within 1 year. Further analysis is needed to determine the indication for SRT in HCC patients.


Kimura Y.,NTT West Osaka Hospital
Gan to kagaku ryoho. Cancer & chemotherapy | Year: 2013

In this retrospective study, we investigated the clinical outcomes of endoscopic gastroduodenal stenting (EGDS) for gastric outlet obstruction( GOO) caused by unresectable gastric cancer( UGC). A retrospective study was performed on 20 UGC patients with GOO between 2007 and 2012. We compared the clinical outcomes of EGDS using the WallFlex stent( GDS group, n=8) and palliative Roux-en-Y gastrojejunostomy( RYGJ group, n=12). The numbers of patients with a poor performance status and prior use of chemotherapy were higher in the GDS group than in the RYGJ group. No postoperative complications were observed, and the GOO score improved in both groups. The median days taken to resume oral food intake, the median duration of oral food intake, and the median survival time in the RYGJ and GDS groups were 4 and 3 days( p=0.0008), 301 and 151 days( p=0.0698), and 345 and 161 days (p=0.0070), respectively. EGDS for GOO caused by UGC can be performed safely even after chemotherapy and is beneficial in terms of improvement of oral food intake.


Taniguchi H.,NTT West Osaka Hospital
Gan to kagaku ryoho. Cancer & chemotherapy | Year: 2011

A 63-year-old male admitted for hematemesis was diagnosed with type 3 advanced gastric cancer located in the upper and middle body of the stomach in an endoscopic examination. Abdominal computed tomography demonstrated lymph nodes metastasis and a splenic vein thrombus. Since curative resection was not deemed possible, we performed neoadjuvant chemotherapy using S-1 (120 mg, day 1-21) plus CPT-11 (135 mg, day 1 and 15) except for down-staging. After 4 courses of chemotherapy, gastric tumor and metastatic lymph nodes were reduced in size and the splenic vein thrombus was disappeared, and then total gastrectomy was performed (tub2, T2 (MP) N0 H0 M0 P0 CY0, Stage IB). S-1 medication was applied as adjuvant chemotherapy. Forty months passed from the operation, the patient remains alive with no signs of relapse.


Kimura Y.,NTT West Osaka Hospital
Gan to kagaku ryoho. Cancer & chemotherapy | Year: 2011

We report a case of recurrent gastric cancer that was effectively controlled with radiation therapy. A 63-year-old man underwent total gastrectomy, cholecystectomy and D2 dissection in February 2006 for early gastric cancer in the upper third area that was diagnosed with papillary adenocarcinoma and Stage IA (T1 (SM), N0, H0, P0, CY0, M0). He underwent lateral segmentectomy of the liver for liver metastasis of S2/3. He suffered from No. 12 lymph node(LN)metastasis in February 2009, so CPT-11, next to S-1, was administered. Portal tumor thrombosis (PTT) and liver S8 metastasis were observed in September 2009. First, chemoradiotherapy (CRT) ( S-1 80 mg/body+total of 65 Gy per 26 Fr) for #12 LN and PTT was performed and, in turn, stereotactic radiation therapy (SRT: total of 52.8 Gy per 4 Fr) was performed. A complete response in all of tumors was noted and he was presently alive with no sign of recurrence after 19 months after CRT and SRT. Grade 3 or 4 adverse events were not recognized. It is thought that radiation therapy is one of effective treatments for localized metastasis from gastric cancer.


Tono T.,NTT West Osaka Hospital
Gan to kagaku ryoho. Cancer & chemotherapy | Year: 2011

A 75-year-old man was diagnosed as gall bladder carcinoma by postoperative histological examination following laparoscopic cholecystectomy. He underwent the second surgery of resection of liver bed and port sites with lymph node dissection. Isolated hepatic metastasis of 20 mm in diameter was found in S4/8 by MRI 18 months postoperatively, and stereotactic radiotherapy (52.8 Gy/4 Fr) was done for the metastatic lesion. The lesion could not be detected by CT 7 months after the radiotherapy, and thereafter no local recurrence has been observed for 24 months. However, lymph node metastasis of #9 was diagnosed 31 months postoperatively. Liniac radiotherapy (60 Gy/20 Fr)was performed and stable disease has been obtained for 9 months. The patient is alive at present of 43 months after surgery without any other site of the disease, and his quality of life is well maintained. Stereotactic radiotherapy showed an excellent local therapeutic effect without any serious complications, suggesting that this is a potent modality for isolated liver metastasis of gall bladder carcinoma.


Kim C.,NTT West Osaka Hospital
Gan to kagaku ryoho. Cancer & chemotherapy | Year: 2011

A 70-year-old female suffered from jaundice was admitted to our hospital for a tumor in the pancreas head. CA19-9 and DUPAN-2 levels were increased in laboratory test. Enhanced abdominal computed tomography (CT) scan revealed a low density area of pancreas head. Cytology of pancreatic juice was performed by ERCP, and malignant cells were detected. Pancreaticoduodenectomy was performed under a diagnosis of pancreatic cancer (T3N1M0, stage III). Despite of adjuvant chemotherapy (gemcitabine) after surgery, CT scan revealed a low density area in the cut end of remnant pancreas at 3 months, which was accompanied with elevation of and CA19-9 and DUPAN-2 levels. We diagnosed as a recurrent pancreatic cancer of remnant pancreas without any other side of recurrence and re-resection was performed. Because of chylous ascites and depression following a second surgery, postoperative adjuvant chemotherapy could not be started. Re-recurrence was detected at 3 months after the second surgery, and she died 6 months after the surgery. Remnant or repeated pancreatectomy for local recurrent pancreatic carcinomas is extremely rare with limited number of cases reported in the literature. We report our experience, and discuss the significance of re-resection for recurrence of remnant pancreas.


PubMed | NTT West Osaka Hospital
Type: Journal Article | Journal: Gan to kagaku ryoho. Cancer & chemotherapy | Year: 2016

Some patients with unresectable colorectal cancer can be treated by chemotherapy leaving the primary tumor unresected, but indications and implications of a later resection of the primary tumor (RPT) are often controversial. We investigated 5 patients whose primary tumors were resected during chemotherapy, either panitumumab or bevacizumab. The median age of these patients was 63 years and all were men. The unresectable disease was liver metastases in 4 patients and a primary tumor in 2 patients. A diverting stoma was constructed before initiation of chemotherapy in 2 patients. The median interval until RPT was 8.3 months and the reasons for resection were the appearance of obstructive symptoms in 3 patients and a desire for stoma closure in 2 patients. The size of the primary tumor had decreased until RPT in all patients. RPT was performed successfully in all patients, but 2 of the 3 operations that were initiated laparoscopically had to be converted to open surgery. Intensive chemotherapy was resumed in all patients and median survival after RPT was 19 months, including a patient whose liver metastasis was also resected later. RPT can relieve obstructive symptoms and close stomas. Because intensive chemotherapy is still possible and a lengthy survival can be expected after RPT, it should be considered not merely as a palliative option but also as a treatment strategy.


PubMed | NTT West Osaka Hospital
Type: Case Reports | Journal: Gan to kagaku ryoho. Cancer & chemotherapy | Year: 2016

We report a case of a 62-year-old woman with a growing liver tumor that was difficult to differentiate from hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Abdominal CT revealed a hypervascular tumor (36 mm in diameter) in segment 3 of the liver that showed early enhancement and which had grown from 30 mm to 36 mm over the previous year. A fatty liver and gallstones were also detected. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showed high intensity staining of the tumor on both T1- and T2-weighted images, and EOB-MRI revealed a mass that showed high signal intensity in the hepatobiliary phase. The imaging findings were not typical for HCC; however, the possibility of malignancy could not be ruled out due to the enlargement of the mass. Therefore, in February 2015, we performed a laparoscopic left lateral segmentectomy with cholecystectomy. After a good postoperative course, the patient was discharged from the hospital 11 days after surgery. Histological assessment revealed the tumor was focal nodular hyperplasia (FNH).


PubMed | NTT West Osaka Hospital
Type: Journal Article | Journal: Nihon Shokakibyo Gakkai zasshi = The Japanese journal of gastro-enterology | Year: 2017

A woman in her 70s was an outpatient at our hospital. Esophagogastroduodenoscopy revealed a slightly elevated lesion with erosion, 10mm in diameter, located at the greater curvature of the antrum. Helicobacter pylori testing yielded negative results, and there was no atrophy of the gastric mucosa. Biopsy revealed a well-differentiated tubular adenocarcinoma. Complete en bloc resection was performed via endoscopic submucosal dissection, in accordance with the current Japanese guidelines. The gastric adenocarcinoma of the fundic gland type and coexisting with a hyperplastic or fundic gland polyp was negative according to the histological examination.


PubMed | NTT West Osaka Hospital
Type: Case Reports | Journal: Gan to kagaku ryoho. Cancer & chemotherapy | Year: 2015

A 67-year-old-man came to our hospital for further evaluation of a liver tumor detected by abdominal ultrasonography at another hospital. Abdominal computed tomography showed a tumor (8 cm in diameter)in the left lobe of the liver, with invasion of the left and middle hepatic veins, and multiple lymph node metastases. Liver biopsy examination revealed intrahepatic cholangiocellular carcinoma (cStage IVB). Therefore, chemotherapy with gemcitabine(GEM)was administered. The hepatic tumor and multiple lymph nodes were reduced in size after eight courses of GEM chemotherapy. In May 2013, we performed an extended left hepatectomy with biliary tract reconstruction and extended lymph node dissection. The histological diagnosis was intrahepatic cholangiocellular carcinoma, pT3N0H0P0M (-), fStage III. The patients postoperative recovery was good, and 1 month after surgery, the patient received 6 course of postoperative adjuvant GEM chemotherapy. No serious adverse events occurred during the postoperative adjuvant therapy period. The patient is alive without recurrence 14 months after surgery and 23 months after diagnosis.

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