Home About us Editorial board Ahead of print Current issue Search Archives Submit article Instructions Subscribe Contacts Login 
Year : 2019  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 255-257

Successful definitive concurrent chemoradiotherapy in a patient with esophageal cancer and Child–Pugh B cirrhosis of the liver

Department of Radiology, The University of Tokyo Hospital, Tokyo, Japan

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Hideomi Yamashita
Department of Radiology, The University of Tokyo Hospital, 7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-Ku, Tokyo 113-8655
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jcrt.JCRT_338_17

Rights and Permissions

This case report demonstrates successful concurrent chemoradiotherapy for esophageal cancer without severe adverse events in a patient with cirrhotic disease. A 63-year-old Japanese male with alcoholic liver cirrhosis was referred to our hospital for treatment of superficial esophageal cancer. Endoscopic submucosal dissection was performed and the patient was diagnosed as having squamous cell carcinoma of the esophagus that was pathologically staged as pT1bN0M0. When a superficial tumor involves the submucosa, esophagectomy is usually recommended. However, the patient was at high risk of perioperative morbidity and mortality because of impaired liver function. As an alternative to esophagectomy, the patient received concurrent chemoradiotherapy, comprising nedaplatin 64 mg/m2 on days 1 and 34 and S-1 80 mg/body orally on days 1–14 and 34–47 with concurrent radiotherapy of 50 Gy in daily fractions of 2 Gy. He has shown no signs of recurrence in the 30 months since his treatment.

Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)

 Article Access Statistics
    PDF Downloaded40    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal