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2022 Mar 22

Int J Surg Case Rep


Intraperitoneal perforation through lymph node metastases in a patient with esophageal squamous cell carcinoma during intensive chemotherapy: A case report with literature review.


Esophageal fistula after treatment is a critical and fatal complication of esophageal cancer. A fistula forming from lower thoracic esophageal cancer to the peritoneum through lymph node metastases following chemotherapy has not been reported. We report a case of peritonitis due to lymph node perforation through the tumor ulcer after induction of biweekly docetaxel, cisplatin, and 5FU combined chemotherapy (Bi-DCF) for advanced esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC).