Surgical treatment of colorectal metastases to the liver Academic Article Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Burkitt Lymphoma
  • DNA Methylation
  • Herpesvirus 4, Human
  • Repressor Proteins
  • Tumor Suppressor Proteins

abstract

  • Up to one fourth of patients diagnosed with colorectal cancer present with liver metastases, and by the time of death, up to 70 percent of patients with colorectal cancer have metastatic disease to the liver. At present, surgical excision is the standard therapy for resectable liver metastases from colorectal primaries. This article reviews the natural history of colorectal metastases to the liver and results of studies of systemic chemotherapy, surgical resection, and alternative surgical approaches.

publication date

  • January 1995

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.3322/canjclin.45.1.50

PubMed ID

  • 7804899

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 50

end page

  • 62

volume

  • 45

number

  • 1