A case of malignant lymphoma of the stomach in which preoperative chemotherapy provided a complete response

Tatsuo Okumoto, Koji Tomiyama, Hideo Ino, Yoshiaki Kanaya, Shuichiro Maruyama, Jun Otani, Nobuji Yokoyama, Mitsuhiro Soda

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Abstract

We have encountered a case of malignant lymphoma of the stomach in which a complete remission was confirmed in a resected specimen after chemotherapy. A 75-year-old woman complained of vomiting blood. A biopsy from gastric endoscopy indicated malignant lymphoma of diffuse large B-cell type. The patient was assumed to be inoperable due to enlargement of the tumor and lymph node metastasis, and THP-COP chemotherapy was carried out. After four courses of the THP-COP regimen, endoscopic examination revealed a significant tumor reduction. Total gastrectomy and splenectomy with lymph node dissection (D2) were performed after chemotherapy. No tumor cells were detected in any sections of the specimen or regional lymph nodes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)943-947
Number of pages5
JournalGan to kagaku ryoho. Cancer & chemotherapy
Volume29
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2002
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research

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    Okumoto, T., Tomiyama, K., Ino, H., Kanaya, Y., Maruyama, S., Otani, J., Yokoyama, N., & Soda, M. (2002). A case of malignant lymphoma of the stomach in which preoperative chemotherapy provided a complete response. Gan to kagaku ryoho. Cancer & chemotherapy, 29(6), 943-947.