Radiological estimation of size in colorectal liver metastases: Is it reliable? Comparison with post-resectional measurements

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Abstract

Since the efficiency of percutaneous ablation techniques in treating colorectal liver metastases is dependent on tumor size, the aim of this study was to verify the accuracy of computed tomography or magnetic resonance in estimating the maximum diameter of colorectal liver metastases by comparing these findings with those of pathology in a series of patients who underwent liver resection. Radiological and pathological tumor measurements in 39 patients operated for 69 colorectal liver metastasis were recorded. The radiological measurement was performed by magnetic resonance in 40 tumors (23 cases) and by computed tomography in 29 tumors (16 patients). The mean difference between pathological and radiological sizes was 0.4 cm (p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)21-26
Number of pages6
JournalUpdates in Surgery
Volume62
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010

Keywords

  • Colorectal liver metastases
  • Computed tomography
  • Liver surgery
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Percutaneous ablation therapies

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Surgery

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