PMID: 12484073Dec 18, 2002

A case of multiple liver metastases from breast cancer in which we confirmed disappearance of cancer cells after hepatic resection following hepatic arterial infusion chemotherapy

Gan to kagaku ryoho. Cancer & chemotherapy
Tsutomu FujitoShigeru Okamoto

Abstract

A 46-year-old woman underwent right mastectomy for stage IIA breast cancer in 1993. Six years and 8 months after this operation, she was diagnosed as having multiple liver metastasis form the breast cancer. An intra-arterial catheter was inserted percutaneously into the hepatic artery and she was given hepatic arterial infusion chemotherapy and general chemoendocrine therapy. The metastatic liver tumors were gradually reduced in size and tumor markers returned to the normal range. However, tumor size was unchanged after February 2001. After obtaining her informed consent from the patient, we performed hepatic resection in December 2001. Histopathologically, three scars were observed and no tumor cell was found. She has been free from recurrence to date. This case suggests that chemoendocrine therapy including hepatic arterial infusion chemotherapy is effective for breast cancer patients with liver metastasis.

Related Concepts

Antineoplastic Agents
Mammary Neoplasms, Human
5-FU medac
Hepatectomy
Infusions, Regional Arterial
Malignant Neoplasm of Liver
Mastectomy

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