FATTORI PROGNOSTICI E RISULTATI A DISTANZA NELLA TERAPIA CHIRURGICA DELLE METASTASI EPATICHE DA CARCINOMA COLO-RETTALE

Translated title of the contribution: Prognosis and long-term results in surgical therapy of hepatic metastases due to colo-rectal carcinoma

L. De Carlis, F. Baticci, F. Riolo, B. Palmieri, V. Pirotta, C. Beati, G. F. Rondinara, A. Meroni, C. Tommasini Degna, E. Del Favero, L. Belli

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Abstract

Hepatic resection of colo-rectal metastases, by strictly oncological criteria, does not seem to be a logical approach but, in practice, as reported in the literature proved to have a significant therapeutic value with a 5-year actuarial survival of about 25-30%. The Authors retrospectively analyzed the records of 44 patients operated on for liver resection of single or multiple metastases from colo-rectal cancer in their surgical Department from 1970 to 1988. Twenty-nine were typical hepatic resections and 15 were atypical wedge excisions of the tumor; in all the cases oncological radicality was respected in performing the resection at least at 1 centimeter far from the neoplastic lesion. Perioperative mortality was 7%. Five years actuarial survival was 27%. Single metastases showed a significant better survival (61% at 5 years) than multiple (respectively 18% and 0% for patients with 2-3 nodules and more than 3 nodules). Patients with B-Dukes lesions had significantly improved prognosis 5 years after the hepatic resection (58%) in respect with the patients in stage C or with synchronous metastases. Resection of liver metastases from colo-rectal cancer seems to be a real therapeutic option in patients with single nodule and/or in B-Dukes stage.

Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)607-610
Number of pages4
JournalChirurgia
Volume2
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 1989

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De Carlis, L., Baticci, F., Riolo, F., Palmieri, B., Pirotta, V., Beati, C., Rondinara, G. F., Meroni, A., Tommasini Degna, C., Del Favero, E., & Belli, L. (1989). FATTORI PROGNOSTICI E RISULTATI A DISTANZA NELLA TERAPIA CHIRURGICA DELLE METASTASI EPATICHE DA CARCINOMA COLO-RETTALE. Chirurgia, 2(11), 607-610.