[A case of mediastinal lymph node metastasis from rectal cancer successfully treated by carbon ion radiotherapy].

Toru Tonooka, Shigeru Yoshioka, Kazuo Wakatsuki, Masaaki Kataoka, Kotaro Miyazawa, Daisuke Suzuki, Arata Furukawa, Shinichiro Abe, Makoto Shinoto, Shigeru Yamada, Yoshio Oeda

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Abstract

We report a case of mediastinal lymph node metastasis from rectal cancer successfully treated by carbon ion radiotherapy. A 65-year-old woman underwent sigmoid colostomy against unresectable rectal cancer. After chemoradiotherapy, primary rectal cancer became resectable and low anterior resection was performed. Curative local resection was done and chemoradiotherapeutic effect was grade 2. Chemotherapy after the operation wasn't effective enough and the size of the mediastinal lymph node increased. So she underwent carbon ion radiotherapy (52.8 Gy) which markedly decreased the lymph node size (-48%). Multi-modality therapy, such as radiation, chemotherapy, operation and carbon ion radiotherapy was applied. Successfully, locally advanced rectal cancer was resected and distant lymph node metastasis was controllable.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2113-2115
Number of pages3
JournalGan to kagaku ryoho. Cancer & chemotherapy
Volume38
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research

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