Review

World Journal of Surgical Oncology

, 10:157

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Surgical treatment of liver metastases of gastric cancer: state of the art

  • Fabrizio RomanoAffiliated withDepartment of Surgery, San Gerardo Hospital, University of Milano Bicocca Email author 
  • , Mattia GaranciniAffiliated withDepartment of Surgery, San Gerardo Hospital, University of Milano Bicocca
  • , Fabio UggeriAffiliated withDepartment of Surgery, San Gerardo Hospital, University of Milano Bicocca
  • , Luca DegrateAffiliated withDepartment of Surgery, San Gerardo Hospital, University of Milano Bicocca
  • , Luca NespoliAffiliated withDepartment of Surgery, San Gerardo Hospital, University of Milano Bicocca
  • , Luca GianottiAffiliated withDepartment of Surgery, San Gerardo Hospital, University of Milano Bicocca
  • , Angelo NespoliAffiliated withDepartment of Surgery, San Gerardo Hospital, University of Milano Bicocca
  • , Franco UggeriAffiliated withDepartment of Surgery, San Gerardo Hospital, University of Milano Bicocca

Abstract

Background

The prognosis of patients with liver metastases from gastric cancer (LMGC) is dismal, and little is known about prognostic factors in these patients; so justification for surgical resection is still controversial. Furthermore the results of chemotherapy for these patients are disappointing. The purpose of this study was to review recent outcomes of hepatectomy for LMGC and to determine the suitable candidates for surgery, assessing the surgical results and clinicopathologic features. Moreover we compare these results with those obtained with alternative treatments.

Keywords

Gastric cancer Liver resection Metastases Prognosis