Three Cases of Stage Ⅳ Low Rectal Cancer with Lateral Pelvic Lymph Node Metastasis

Hiroshi Tamura, Yoshifumi Shimada, Ryoma Yagi, Yosuke Tajima, Takuma Okamura, Masato Nakano, Takashi Ishikawa, Jun Sakata, Takashi Kobayashi, Hitoshi Kameyama, Shin ichi Kosugi, Toshifumi Wakai, Hitoshi Nogami, Satoshi Maruyama, Yasumasa Takii

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Abstract

Case 1: A 61-year-old man who had a diagnosis of low rectal cancer with lateral pelvic lymph node (LPLN) metastasis and multiple liver metastases underwent low anterior resection with LPLN dissection. The initial surgery was followed by chemotherapy, and then an extended right hepatectomy with partial resection of the liver was performed. Subsequently, a lung metastasis was detected, and the lung was partially resected. The patient was alive 9 years and 6 months after the initial operation. Case 2: A 53-year-old man had a diagnosis of low rectal cancer. After 5 courses of mFOLFOX6 plus bevacizumab, he underwent low anterior resection with LPLN dissection and resection of the peritoneal metastasis. The patient was alive 6 years and 3 months after the surgery without any signs of recurrence. Case 3: A 48-year-old man had a diagnosis of low rectal cancer and multiple liver metastases. He underwent low anterior resection with LPLN dissection and right hepatic lobectomy. He subsequently showed liver and lung metastases. The patient received systemic chemotherapy, and is alive with recurrent disease. We report 3 cases of Stage Ⅳ low rectal cancer with LPLN metastasis, and propose that LPLN dissection is important as a part of R0 resection for Stage Ⅳ low rectal cancer.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2303-2305
Number of pages3
JournalGan to kagaku ryoho. Cancer & chemotherapy
Volume42
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 01-11-2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research

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