A clinical scoring system predicts the yield of diagnostic laparoscopy in patients with potentially resectable hepatic colorectal metastases Academic Article Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Bile Duct Neoplasms
  • Bile Ducts, Extrahepatic
  • Cholangiocarcinoma
  • Neoplasm Staging
  • Preoperative Care

abstract

  • With extensive preoperative imaging, the vast majority of patients with potentially resectable hepatic colorectal metastases do not benefit from laparoscopy. However, in the minority of patients with occult unresectable disease, laparoscopy prevents unnecessary laparotomy and reduces hospital stay and the total hospital charges. The CRS, previously shown to predict survival after hepatic resection, identifies those high risk patients most likely to benefit from laparoscopy and may improve resource utilization.

publication date

  • March 15, 2001

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/1097-0142(20010315)91:6<1121::AID-CNCR1108>3.0.CO;2-2

PubMed ID

  • 11267957

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1121

end page

  • 8

volume

  • 91

number

  • 6