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Successful treatment of gastric cancer 10 years after heart transplantation: A case report.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2024 April 20
BACKGROUND: While survival rates among cardiac allograft recipients have improved, there has been a rise in post-transplant malignancies, with gastric cancer being less commonly reported. This study presented a successful treatment of gastric cancer in an individual 10 years after undergoing a heart transplant.

CASE PRESENTATION: A 66-year-old Chinese man presented to the gastrointestinal clinic with a complaint of diagnosis of gastric cancer for 4 months and treated with neoadjuvant therapy for 1 month. He has undergone orthotopic heart transplantation 10 years earlier due to a myocardial infarction. Physical examination and laboratory tests did not reveal any significant abnormalities. Abdominal contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CT) imaging indicated a gastric mass near the greater curvature, with gastroscopy suggesting a carcinoma at the esophagogastric junction, Siewert III. An echocardiogram indicated left atrial enlargement with mild mitral and tricuspid regurgitation. The diagnosis suggested that his gastric cancer at the esophagogastric junction was a consequence of long-term immunosuppressive therapy. A multidisciplinary team (MDT) consultation recommended a proximal radical gastrectomy. Postoperatively, the patient received 4 cycles of adjuvant chemotherapy with XELOX combined with Herceptin, initiated a month after surgery. During the 1-year follow-up, the patient showed commendable recovery, with no signs of tumor recurrence or metastasis.

CONCLUSION: This case underscores the potential risk of malignancy from immunosuppressive agents in transplant recipients. The successful management of this complex scenario underscores the indispensable role of an MDT approach in treating such unique and challenging cases.

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