Resection of liver metastases from colorectal cancer – how can we improve results?
Article first published online: 15 AUG 2003
Volume 5, Issue 5, pages 515–517, September 2003
How to Cite
Nordlinger, B., Peschaud, F. and Malafosse, R. (2003), Resection of liver metastases from colorectal cancer – how can we improve results?. Colorectal Disease, 5: 515–517. doi: 10.1046/j.1463-1318.2003.00514.x
- Issue published online: 15 AUG 2003
- Article first published online: 15 AUG 2003
- Received 3 October 2002; accepted 1 December 2002
- Colorectal cancer;
- liver metastases;
Resection of liver metastases due to large bowel cancer has become an important part of treatment. In recent years, there have been advances in technique and the selection of patients has been extended. Surgery is the only modality which currently offers the possibility of long-term survival. Resection combined with chemotherapy may offer improved survival, but more data are needed. Chemotherapy may cause regression of metastases to permit resection where initially they were considered unresectable. The data available from such studies are presented.