Palliative sequential chemoradiotherapy for pulmonary sulcus tumor: A case report

  • Authors:
    • Miki Kikuchi
    • Toshihiro Ohtani
    • Tomohiro Tamura
    • Hiroaki Satoh
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  • Published online on: September 21, 2016     https://doi.org/10.3892/mco.2016.1026
  • Pages: 651-652
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Abstract

Pulmonary sulcus tumors are occasionally encountered in non‑small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients. If the patients have a good clinical condition, concurrent chemoradiotherapy is indicated. However, palliative chemotherapy and chemoradiotherapy for patients exhibiting a poor overall condition have not been reported to date. We herein report the case of a 54‑year‑old female patient with a pulmonary sulcus tumor, who had a poor performance status. The patient received sequential chemoradiotherapy, with no severe complications. There was no local recurrence until the time of death, 8 months after the initiation of therapy. Palliative sequential chemoradiotherapy for pulmonary sulcus NSCLC must be effective and carry low risk of complications. Palliative sequential chemoradiotherapy may be considered in certain patients with pulmonary sulcus NSCLC. Either chemotherapy or radiotherapy is administered first and, if there is no apparent deterioration of the patient's general condition, the next treatment modality is administered.
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Kikuchi, M., Ohtani, T., Tamura, T., & Satoh, H. (2016). Palliative sequential chemoradiotherapy for pulmonary sulcus tumor: A case report. Molecular and Clinical Oncology, 5, 651-652. https://doi.org/10.3892/mco.2016.1026
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Kikuchi, M., Ohtani, T., Tamura, T., Satoh, H."Palliative sequential chemoradiotherapy for pulmonary sulcus tumor: A case report". Molecular and Clinical Oncology 5.5 (2016): 651-652.
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Kikuchi, M., Ohtani, T., Tamura, T., Satoh, H."Palliative sequential chemoradiotherapy for pulmonary sulcus tumor: A case report". Molecular and Clinical Oncology 5, no. 5 (2016): 651-652. https://doi.org/10.3892/mco.2016.1026