Identification of Candidates and Selection Criteria

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Abstract

The liver is the most frequent site of metastases as a result of the portal circulation and up to 60%-80% of patients with a history of colorectal carcinoma, pancreas carcinoma, breast cancer or other tumor types will develop metastases within the liver during the follow-up period [1]. There is no doubt that surgical resection of these metastases is the only potential curative option for these patients and is therefore considered as gold standard. However, due to anatomic or technical reasons or simple inoperability, only 20% of patients are suitable candidates for resection