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Gan To Kagaku Ryoho. 2013 Nov;40(12):1856-8.

[The effect of strontium-89 therapy in a patient with cholangiocellular carcinoma].

[Article in Japanese]

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  • 1Dept. of Radiology, Konan Kakogawa Hospital.


A 77-year-old man was diagnosed as having cholangiocellular carcinoma. The patient underwent partial right hepatectomy in June 2008, and multiple bone metastases occurred approximately 9 months after surgery. He refused salvage chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Although he had been treated with opiate analgesics, he was unable to sit up owing to severe pain in the left ilium. He was hospitalized because of buttock pain and left leg numbness. Even a combination of fentanyl patch, gabapentin, and subarachnoid block was ineffective in controlling pain. Strontium-89 (89Sr) therapy was successful in eliminating the intractable pain, and there were no serious side effects during therapy. The patient was discharged from the hospital, and he received palliative care at home for a short period.

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