The esophagorespiratory fistula(ERF)is a fatal complication ofesophageal cancer, because ofadvanced oncological status and poor conditions due to pneumonia and/or malnutrition.We report here a case of patient who was successfully treated for esophageal cancer with ERF with multimodality therapy including three-stage operation. A 65-year-old woman ofesophageal cancer received preoperative chemotherapy, and developed EFR before operation. Prolonged conservative therapies for ERF let her general condition get worse. Therefore, the patient underwent esophagostomy and gastrostomy to recover her condition. She received chemo-radiotherapy followed by esophagectomy. And she was performed the reconstruction next month. She is still alive without recurrence at 20 months after resection. In previous reports, a total of 6 cases have been performed esophagectomy for esophageal cancer with ERF in Japan. Only one case was reported that had survived longer than 12 months. This multimodality therapy can be one ofthe best strategies for the patients ofesophageal cancer with ERF, even ifthey have poor condition.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Gan to kagaku ryoho. Cancer & chemotherapy|
|Publication status||Published - Nov 1 2017|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cancer Research