[A 5-year survival case of locally advanced cancer of the pancreatic body treated by distal pancreatectomy with en bloc celiac axis resection after neoadjuvant chemoradiation therapy].

Masahiro Iseki, Fuyuhiko Motoi, Masamichi Mizuma, Hiroki Hayashi, Kei Nakagawa, Takaho Okada, Hideo Otsuka, Shigeru Ottomo, Naoaki Sakata, Koji Fukase, Hiroshi Yoshida, Tohru Onogawa, Takeshi Naito, Y. Katayose, Shinichi Egawa, Michiaki Unno

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Abstract

A 59-year-old man was diagnosed with locally advanced cancer of the pancreatic body, involving the nerve plexus around the celiac axis, the common hepatic artery, and the splenic artery. He was treated with a combination of irradiation (2 Gy/day, total 24 Gy) and 600 mg/m2 of gemcitabine(GEM)biweekly. The tumor size and the involved plexus area were not diminished, but CA19-9 was reduced by half. Distal pancreatectomy with en bloc celiac axis resection(DP-CAR)was performed. The histological findings indicated extensive invasion into the nerve plexus, including that adjacent to the stump of the pancreas, and thus the R classification was R1. After surgery, 1,000 mg/m2 of GEM was administered biweekly. The chemotherapy has been performed for 5 years to prevent local and systemic recurrence. No recurrence has been found 5 years after surgery. Multidisciplinary treatment, combined with neoadjuvant chemoradiation therapy, curative-intent resection, and postoperative chemotherapy is important for effective treatment of locally advanced pancreatic cancer.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1948-1950
Number of pages3
JournalGan to kagaku ryoho. Cancer & chemotherapy
Volume39
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Nov

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research

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