A Long Surviving Case of Abdominal Para-aortic and Neck Lymph Node Recurrences of Gastric Carcinoma Treated with Repeat Loco-regional Therapy, Surgical Dissection, and Irradiation

Yasushi ISHII, Manabu OHASHI, Tomohiro IWANAGA, Ryouki OHINATA, Yoshiaki IWASAKI
2014 Nihon Rinsho Geka Gakkai Zasshi (Journal of Japan Surgical Association)  
A man in his 60s had undergone distal gastrectomy for early gastric cancer with perigastric lymph node metastases at an other hospital in April, 2007. Six months later, he developed para-aortic lymph node metastases and underwent para-aortic lymph node dissection in January, 2008 following systemic chemotherapy including, S-1 plus cisplatin. However, para-aortic lymph node metastases recurred with neck lymph node metastases, and he was treated with several different chemotherapeutic regimens,
more » ... cluding S-1 alone, CPT-11 plus cisplatin, and docetaxel. After all of these therapies failed in some courses, he underwent para-aortic lymph node dissection for abdominal para-aortic lymph node metastases four times, and he additionally underwent radiotherapy for para-aortic and neck lymph node metastases. Although he did not relapse for a year after the final surgery, he developed peritoneal metastases. He has survived for 5 years and 4 months since the gastrectomy and for 4 years and 10 months since the initial discovery of the para-aortic lymph node metastases. This case shows that repeated loco-regional treatment, such as surgical dissection and radiotherapy, could contribute to longer survival in patients with lymph node recurrence.
doi:10.3919/jjsa.75.415 fatcat:frdicykirfe7dmyt2q67aknfie