A case of metastatic colon carcinoma in which a continuous intrahepatic artery-infusion of 5-FU leucovorin and cisplatin, and systemic chemotherapy with CPT-11 was very effective

T. Ishikawa, M. Nakamura, K. Ohkuma, C. Hisano, S. Nakano, T. Maruyama, Y. Kaji, Y. Niho, N. Masumoto

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Abstract

We report a patient with metastatic colon carcinoma who was treated effectively with a continuous intrahepatic artery-infusion of 5-FU, Leucovorin and cisplatin, and systemic chemotherapy with CPT-11. A 50-year-old man was diagnosed as having well differentiated adenocarcinoma of the sigmoid colon with multiple liver metastases in March, 1997. Left hemicolectomy and subsequent catheterization into the common hepatic artery via the gastroduodenal artery were performed in April, 1997. He was treated with 3 courses of continuous intrahepatic artery-infusion of 5-FU, Leucovorin and cisplatin, and two courses of systemic chemotherapy with CPT-11 during hospitalization, followed by 6 courses of a similar intraarterial therapy in an outpatient setting. Reinstallation of the catheter into the hepatic artery via the femoral artery was performed because of occlusion of the reservoir. During the 6th course of intraarterial therapy, diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting appeared and angiography revealed a narrowing of the hepatic artery. Therefore, the intrahepatic artery-infusion therapy was reinitiated with doses of 5-FU, Leucovorin and cisplatin reduced to approximately 80%. After 5 courses of this therapy, the computed tomography scan showed a marked decrease in the size of the metastatic hepatic lesions by 90%, and the serum level of CEA decreased from 657.7 ng/ml to 4.5 ng/ml. No severe side effects were seen during the treatment. Though multiple lung metastases were indicated during the intrahepatic artery-infusion therapy, both the liver and lung metastases have been well controlled with continuous intrahepatic artery-infusion chemotherapy and systemic chemotherapy. The continuous intrahepatic arterial infusion of 5-FU, leucovorin and cisplatin appears to be very effective for the treatment of colon carcinoma with liver metastasis without reducing the quality of life.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1443-1447
Number of pages5
JournalGan to kagaku ryoho. Cancer & chemotherapy
Volume27
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2000

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research

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