Journal of Gastrointestinal Cancer

, Volume 50, Issue 1, pp 151–155 | Cite as

Hemostatic Radiotherapy Used Twice for Inoperable Progressive Gastric Cancer with Bleeding

  • Osamu TanakaEmail author
  • Kana Matsuura
  • Akihiko Sugiyama
  • Tomohiro Kato
  • Eiichi Tomita
  • Masayuki Matsuo
Case Report


Both men and women suffer from high morbidity as a result of gastric cancer in Asian countries, including Japan. The first choice of treatment of gastric cancer without distant metastasis is surgery, and adjuvant chemotherapy is performed in stage II and stage III.

Radiotherapy as an adjuvant therapy of the surgery is not provided for standard treatment in Japan. Reports on the effect of radiotherapy performed to achieve hemostasis in gastric cancer exist, but few are prospective [1, 2, 3]. Additionally, to our knowledge, only one patient in Japan has been irradiated twice so far [4].

Herein, we report a case of gastric cancer with bleeding during the management of which we administered radiotherapy twice and successfully achieved hemostasis.

Case Report

At a medical screening CT examination, we accidentally discovered a thickened stomach wall in a man in his 60s. He was admitted to our hospital without any melena or hematemesis. The initial diagnosis from upper...


Compliance with Ethical Standards

The radiation treatment of 20 Gy/5 f. was approved by our institutional review board, and written informed consent was obtained from the patient.

Conflict of Interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Radiation OncologyGifu Municipal HospitalGifu CityJapan
  2. 2.Department of GastroenterologyGifu Municipal HospitalGifu CityJapan
  3. 3.Department of Radiation OncologyGifu University School of MedicineGifu CityJapan

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