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Gan To Kagaku Ryoho. 2013 Aug;40(8):1115-8.

[A case of metastatic colorectal cancer with icterus due to multiple liver metastases treated effectively by FOLFOX plus bevacizumab].

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Dept. of Surgery, NTT East Japan Tohoku Hospital.


A 64-year-old male with fatigue and icterus was referred to our hospital. Computed tomography(CT)demonstrated multiple liver metastases and colonoscopic examination revealed advanced rectal cancer, which was diagnosed as moderately- differentiated adenocarcinoma without KRAS mutation. His serum total bilirubin level was 15.6 mg/dL. We started combination chemotherapy with 5-fluorouracil, Leucovorin and oxaliplatin(modified FOLFOX6)at a 20% lower than standard dosage for safety. When his bilirubin fell to 2.3 mg/dL after 4 courses of mFOLFOX6, the doses of 5-fluorouracil and oxaliplatin were increased to standard doses, and treatment with bevacizumab of 5 mg/kg every 2 weeks was begun. After another 3 courses of chemotherapy, his bilirubin was normalized to 0.8 mg/dL. No significant toxicity was observed. Combination chemotherapy with mFOLFOX6 plus bevacizumab was effective and feasible in this case of metastatic rectal cancer with icterus due to diffuse liver metastases.

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