Chapter 14. Surgery for Metastatic Disease in Colorectal Cancer

  1. John H. Scholefield1,
  2. Axel Grothey2,
  3. Herand Abcarian3 and
  4. Tim Maughan4
  1. Timothy G. John and
  2. Myrddin Rees

Published Online: 14 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470753231.ch14

Challenges in Colorectal Cancer

Challenges in Colorectal Cancer

How to Cite

John, T. G. and Rees, M. (2006) Surgery for Metastatic Disease in Colorectal Cancer, in Challenges in Colorectal Cancer (eds J. H. Scholefield, A. Grothey, H. Abcarian and T. Maughan), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Malden, Massachusetts, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470753231.ch14

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Professor of Surgery, University Hospital, Nottingham, UK

  2. 2

    Professor, Division of Medical Oncology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA

  3. 3

    Turi Josefsen Professor and Chairman, Department of Surgery, University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois, USA

  4. 4

    Professor of Cancer Studies, University of Cardiff, Cardiff, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 JAN 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405127066

Online ISBN: 9780470753231



  • surgery;
  • metastatic disease;
  • colorectal cancer;
  • chemotherapy;
  • data


This chapter contains section titled:

  • Introduction

  • The evidence for hepatic resection

  • Indications for hepatic resection

  • Extrahepatic disease

  • Synchronous colorectal liver metastases and the timing of liver resection

  • Staging investigations

  • Technical considerations in hepatic resection

  • Follow up and hepatic re-resection

  • Laparoscopic liver resection

  • Extending the limits of resectability

  • Conclusions