Regression of hepatic metastases from gastrointestinal leiomyosarcoma after hepatic arterial chemoembolization

Giora M. Mavligit*, Alexander A. Zukiwski, Philip A. Salem, Lamk Lamki, Sidney Wallace

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Abstract

Two patients with gastrointestinal leiomyosarcoma metastatic to the liver were treated by hepatic chemoembolization with cisplatin and polyvinyl sponge followed by hepatic arterial infusion of vinblastine. Effective palliation in terms of durable tumor regression was achieved in both patients after two chemoembolization‐infusion procedures. These results suggest that regional therapy may offer new hope for the subset of sarcoma patients who have liver metastases resistant to combination systemic chemotherapy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)321-323
Number of pages3
JournalCancer
Volume68
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research

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