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Surgery for liver metastases

Robert A. Adair, Alastair L. Young and Giles J. Toogood

in Colorectal Cancer

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199590209
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191739675 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199590209.003.0009

Series: Oxford Oncology Library

Surgery for liver metastases

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• Up to 20% of patients present with synchronous liver metastases and a further 40% will develop metachronous liver disease • 5 year survival following hepatic resection now approaches 40% • Extra-hepatic disease is no longer considered an absolute contraindication to curative resection • Management is dependent upon a multidisciplinary team approach in specialist, high volume, centres.

Chapter.  2135 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Medical Oncology

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