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World Journal of Surgery

, Volume 6, Issue 1, pp 61–65 | Cite as

Metastatic disease in the liver from colorectal cancer: An appraisal of liver surgery

  • Stig Bengmark
  • Larsolof Hafström
  • Bengt Jeppsson
  • Per-Ebbe Jönsson
  • Stefan Rydén
  • Kaj Sundqvist
Article

Abstract

This study supports the opinion that liver resection or metastasis enucleation with a margin of normal tissue around the tumor for liver metastases from colorectal cancer can be recommended. The 3-year survival rate of 20–25% is far better than the 3-year survival rates reported after resection of the primary organ for cancers such as, for example, the pancreas and esophagus and is almost as good as that of surgery of primary rectal cancer Dukes' C. Liver resection has an acceptably low postoperative mortality (less than 10%), morbidity, and complication rate.

Keywords

Colorectal Cancer Normal Tissue Rectal Cancer Complication Rate Liver Metastasis 
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Résumé

Cette étude permet d'affirmer que les méthodes de résection hépatique ou d'énucléation résection appliquées aux metastases hépatiques des cancers coliques et rectaux méritent d'Être tentées. Le taux de survie à 3 ans est de 20 à 25 pour cent. Il est supérieur à celui des exérèses pour cancer de l'oesophage ou par cancer du pancréas par exemple. Il est presqu'aussi satisfaisant que le taux de survie après exérèse du cancer rectal ayant atteint le type C de la classification de Dukes.

La résection hépatique a un taux de complication, de morbidité et de mortalité post opératoire bas acceptable (moins de 10%).

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© Société Internationale de Chirurgie 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • Stig Bengmark
    • 1
  • Larsolof Hafström
    • 1
  • Bengt Jeppsson
    • 1
  • Per-Ebbe Jönsson
    • 1
  • Stefan Rydén
    • 1
  • Kaj Sundqvist
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryUniversity of LundLundSweden

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