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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27067861/-a-case-report-of-a-pathological-complete-response-of-rectal-cancer-to-preoperative-chemoradiotherapy-with-tegafur
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Tatsuya Morikawa, Fuminori Teraishi, Yasuo Shima, Jun Iwata
We report the case of a patient with advanced rectal cancer who achieved a pathological complete response to preoperative chemoradiotherapy (CRT). A 65-year-old man was diagnosed as having a two-thirds circumferential well-to moderately differentiated tumor (Rb-P, type 2). To control local recurrence, we treated the patient with CRT. Radiotherapy was administered in fractions of 2 Gy/day (total, 40 Gy). Concurrently, S-1 was administered orally at a fixed daily dose of 80 mg/m2 for 20 days. Withdrawal and/or dose reduction of S-1 was not necessary in spite of Grade 1 or 2 toxic effects, including diarrhea and periproctitis, occurring on day 7...
March 2016: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26805354/-a-case-of-locally-advanced-rectal-cancer-curatively-resected-following-chemoradiotherapy
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Yohei Kawahara, Itsuro Terada, Shiro Terai, Seiichi Yamamoto, Masahide Kaji, Kiichi Maeda, Koichi Shimizu
A man in his 70s was referred to our hospital with anorexia, weight loss, and constipation. After examination by computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and colonoscopy, he was diagnosed as having a locally advanced rectal cancer with abscess formation. Because CT and MRI indicated that the tumor had invaded the seminal vesicle, prostate, and sacrum, we diagnosed it as an unresectable tumor. We treated the abscesses around the tumor by sigmoid colostomy with administration of antibiotics...
November 2015: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25375062/abdominal-wall-non-clostridian-gas-cellulitis-a-rare-complication-of-a-colostoma
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A Maier, L Boieriu
The authors report the case of a 69 year-old patient, with obesity, having a left colostomy that has been made for rectal cancer (12 years ago) and who developed a non-clostridian gascellulitis of the abdominal wall as a result of intraparietal traumatic tract perforation of the colostomy. The presence of the peristomal hernia favoured the posttraumatic injury of the colostomy. Repeated surgical inteventions and the antibiotic treatment determined a favourable evolution. Despite the wound contamination with excrement, transit stoma relocation was not necessary...
September 2014: Chirurgia
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