ABSTRACT: We report a recurrent case of gastric endocrine cell cancer that showed a remarkable response to systemic chemotherapy. A 70-year-old male who underwent gastroscopy at our hospital showed a 0-IIa-like lesion, but no abnormal CT findings. He was diagnosed with gastric cancer, and underwent a proximal gastrectomy. The resected specimen showed endocrine cell cancer. The tumor was Grimelius-positive histologically and chromogranin A-and NSE-positive immunohistochemically. About 2 years after surgery, liver, lymph node, and bone metastases were detected. Systemic chemotherapy with TS-1 and CDDP was started, and the lesions progressed. Then, by approximately 1 year after CDDP and CPT-11 treatments, the recurrent lesions had diminished remarkably and were no longer seen on CT or FDG-PET.
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