Synchronous oesophagectomy and hepatic resection for metastatic oesophageal cancer: report of a case

Hippokratia 2010; 14(4):291-293

S S. Mudan, A. Giakoustidis, D. Giakoustidis, M. Slevin


Background: Oesophageal cancer with liver metastasis is rare and when diagnosed is usually advanced and surgical management is contraindicated.
Method-Results: We report the case of a patient who presented with oesophageal cancer and liver metastasis. The patient received chemotherapy combined with RFA to liver tumour. Subsequently she was subjected to oesophagectomy and liver resection of segment 5 extended into segment 8. Patient underwent adjuvant chemotherapy post-operatively and remains disease-free until now, 29 months after operation.
Conclusion: Oesophageal cancer with concomitant liver metastasis is a rare and lethal disease. Multimodal management including surgery may offer prolonged survival in highly selected patients.