We report a 83-year-old female with bile duct cancer who underwent subtotal stomach preserving pancreatoduodenectomy. Pathologically, her tumor was diagnosed as adenosquamous carcinoma of the lower extrahepatic bile duct with final stage IVb [pT3pN3M (-)]. The prognosis of patients with adenosquamous carcinoma of the bile duct is very poor, and the reason is thought to be its tendency to invade the pancreas. Although she was an aged patient, we performed adjuvant chemotherapy using gemcitabine. No recurrence has occurred until this day, 30 months after the operation. This is thought to be an effect of the adjuvant chemotherapy, considering its poor prognosis.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Japanese Journal of Cancer and Chemotherapy|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 15 2012|
- Adenosquamous carcinoma
- Bile duct cancer
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cancer Research