We report a successful case with pulmonary metastases from lower gingival cancer by a surgical procedure and four cycles of adjuvant chemotherapy including paclitaxel (PTX), cisplatin (CDDP) and 5-fluorouracil (5-FU). A 47-year-old woman underwent chemotherapy with CDDP and 5-FU after an operation for lower gingival squamous cell carcinoma and its neck lymph node metastases. At 4 months from the initial treatment, pulmonary metastatic lesion was resected by video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS). Fourteen months later, pulmonary metastatic lesion was found and dissected again using VATS. Furthermore, the patient was treated by adjuvant chemotherapy with PTX 135 mg/m(2) over 3 hours on day 1, CDDP 75 mg/m(2)on day 2 and 5-FU 350 mg/m(2)/day by continuous intravenous infusion on day 2 through 5. After that, there is no evidence of pulmonary recurrence for more than six years.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Gan to kagaku ryoho. Cancer & chemotherapy|
|Publication status||Published - Apr 2007|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cancer Research