A 61-year-old male patient had esophageal carcinoma with multiple mediastinal and right supraclavicular lymph node metastases. Chemotherapy consisting of infusion of nedaplatin and continuous infusion of 5-fluorouracil was performed. After three courses of the chemotherapy, the patient was treated with a combination of cisplatin and 5-FU and radiotherapy. However, only radiotherapy was performed after 18 Gy because of grade 3 leukocytonenia during the chemoradiotherapy. The patient achieved a partial response (nearly complete response) for 9 months after the initiation of the treatment. In conclusion, chemotherapy with NDP and 5-FU followed by chemoradiotherapy is effective and safe for patients with esophageal carcinoma with multiple lymph node metastases.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Gan to kagaku ryoho. Cancer & chemotherapy|
|Publication status||Published - Aug 2002|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Cancer Research