Pancreatic involvement from heavily pretreated small cell lung cancer successfully treated with transcatheter intra-arterial chemotherapy: A case report with local and systemic disease control

Alessandro Ottaiano, Emiddio Barletta, Paolo Maione, Francesco Fiore, Carmela Pisano, Massimo Di Maio, Vincenzo Rosario Iaffaioli, Cesare Gridelli

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Abstract

This is a case report on pancreatic metastases from small cell lung cancer successfully treated by transcatheter arterial infusion of chemotherapy. The patient showed partial regression of pancreatic and thoracic disease. To our knowledge this is the first reported case of small cell lung cancer with pancreatic involvement treated with the transcatheter arterial infusion procedure; it represents an example of integrated treatments that may be considered for patients with pancreatic involvement from small cell lung cancer even if heavily pre-treated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)535-537
Number of pages3
JournalTumori
Volume88
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2002

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Keywords

  • Intra-arterial chemotherapy
  • Locoregional chemotherapy
  • Pancreatic metastases
  • Small cell lung cancer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cancer Research

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