Chemotherapies for recurrent gastric cancer have not yet been established. Here we report a case of type 4 gastric cancer associated with lymphangitis carcinomatosis which became refractory to the previous chemotherapies. The case was a 40-year-old woman. She had been diagnosed with gastric cancer after a Krukenberg tumor operation. Chemotherapies (TS-1 plus CDDP as first-line, and TS-1 plus taxanes as second-line) were performed, and a partial response was achieved. Disease activity has been well controlled until this time. Since recurrence of left pleural effusion and lymphangitis carcinomatosis was recognized, we changed the chemotherapy TS-1 plus CPT-11. Pleural effusion decreased and lymphangitis carcinomatosis improved. The serum CA 19-9 level rose transiently after CPT-11 administration, and tended to fall at the second week of chemotherapy. However, the patient died 2 years 4 months after the onset. TS-1 plus CPT-11 combination chemotherapy would be effective for lymphangitis carcinomatosis and also useful as third-line chemotherapy for recurrent gastric cancer.
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|Gan to kagaku ryoho. Cancer & chemotherapy
|Published - 2005 Aug
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- General Medicine