Advanced gastric cancer (AGC) accompanied by disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) has a poor prognosis, and has no established therapy. Here, we report a case of a 69-year-old woman referred to our hospital due to severe anemia and thrombocytopenia. Esophagogastroduodenoscopy demonstrated an AGC in the cardiac part of the stomach, which was histologically diagnosed as poorly-differentiated adenocarcinoma. Bone scintigraphy showed multiple metastases to the bone marrow. Her diagnosis was DIC resulting from AGC, with multiple bone metastases. She underwent chemotherapy with the following regimen: 60 mg/m2 docetaxel (DOC) infusion on day 1 and daily oral administration of 100 mg/m2 S-1 for two weeks every three weeks. DIC subsided rapidly after initiation of the therapy and resolved in 12 days. She was discharged from the hospital 56 days after admission and survived 303 days. To our knowledge, this is the first case of AGC reported in the Japanese and English literature to obtain long-term survival in this setting. Combined chemotherapy of S-1 plus DOC may play an important role in the treatment of AGC developing DIC.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Japanese Journal of Cancer and Chemotherapy|
|Publication status||Published - Nov 2012|
- Advanced gastric cancer
- Disseminated intravascular coagulation
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cancer Research