Timing of Surgical Resection for Curative Colorectal Cancer with Liver Metastasis

Shahzad M. Ali, Timothy M. Pawlik, Miguel A. Rodriguez-Bigas, John R.T. Monson, George J. Chang, David W. Larson

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Purpose and Design: Optimal surgical strategy for resectable synchronous colorectal cancer with liver metastasis (SCRLM) remains a therapeutic dilemma. Multiple retrospective studies including several meta-analyses have been published since 2001 to help facilitate the decision making process and identify the optimal surgical approach. Controversy limits the generalization of available data to draw conclusions. A review of available literature on appropriate surgical timing may alleviate confusion among physicians and promote a more evidence based approach. Results and Conclusion: Current evidence supports the feasibility, safety, and equivalent oncological outcomes of simultaneous curative resection of stage IV colorectal cancer with liver metastasis in appropriately selected patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)32-37
Number of pages6
JournalAnnals of surgical oncology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Oncology


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