Feb 17, 1999

Successful management for chemorefractory testicular cancer with brain and lung metastases. A case report

Nihon Hinyōkika Gakkai zasshi. The japanese journal of urology
Y MaedaH Hiratsuka


This is a report of successful management for a far advanced, chemorefractory testicular cancer patient. A 29-year-old male was referred to our hospital for the treatment of progressive lung metastases with elevated hCG level, which had recurred after complete remission following 3 courses of BEP chemotherapy and progressed after transient partial regression following 2 courses of intensified EP chemotherapy. In addition, a 3 cm in diameter, solitary brain metastasis was detected on CT. First, we performed wedge resection of bilateral pulmonary lower lobe for chemorefractory pulmonary metastases. Histological examination revealed viable embryonal carcinoma identical to the primary one. Thereafter, whole brain irradiation in combination with VIP chemotherapy (etoposide 100 mg/m2, cisplatin 20 mg/m2 and ifosfamide 1200 mg/m2 daily for 5 consecutive days) was carried out to treat brain metastasis. By 2 cycles of VIP therapy and irradiation (36 Gy), partial tumor regression and normalization of hCG level were achieved, leading to salvage surgery of the brain metastasis which histologically proved to be necrosis. Following an additional cycle of VIP therapy, the patient has been free of recurrence 24 months after completion of the t...Continue Reading

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Antibiotic Resistance, Neoplasm
Recurrent Malignant Neoplasm
Embryonal Carcinoma
Antineoplastic Chemotherapy Protocols
Cancer Remission
Testicular Malignant Germ Cell Tumor
Recurrence (Disease Attribute)

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