Optimizing treatment of hepatic metastases from colorectal cancer: Resection or resection plus ablation?

Antonio Chiappa, Emilio Bertani, Andrew P. Zbar, Diego Foschi, Nicola Fazio, Maria Giulia Zampino, Claudio Belluco, Franco Orsi, Paolo Della Vigna, Guido Bonomo, Marco Venturino, Carlo Ferrari, Roberto Biffi

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Abstract

The present study determines the oncologic outcome of the combined resection and ablation strategy for colorectal liver metastases (CRLM). Between January 1994 and December 2014, 360 patients underwent surgery for CRLM. There were 280 patients who underwent hepatic resection only (group 1) and 80 hepatic resection plus ablation (group 2). group 2 patients had a higher incidence of multiple metastases than group 1 cases (100% in group 2 vs. 28.2% in group 1; P

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1280-1289
Number of pages10
JournalInternational Journal of Oncology
Volume48
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 2016

Keywords

  • Colorectal cancer
  • Cryosurgical ablation
  • Hepatic metastases
  • Liver resection
  • Radiofrequency ablation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cancer Research
  • Oncology

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