Elective bowel resection for incurable stage IV colorectal cancer: Prognostic variables for asymptomatic patients Academic Article Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Adenomatous Polyposis Coli
  • Colorectal Neoplasms
  • Colorectal Neoplasms, Hereditary Nonpolyposis
  • Liver Neoplasms
  • Neoplasm Metastasis

abstract

  • Stage IV patients selected for elective palliative resection of asymptomatic primary colorectal cancers had substantial postoperative survival that was significantly better than those never having resection. Limited metastatic tumor burden and less extensive liver involvement were associated with better survival and a higher likelihood of benefit from elective bowel resection in asymptomatic patients with incurable stage IV CRC.

publication date

  • May 2003

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/S1072-7515(03)00136-4

PubMed ID

  • 12742204

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 722

end page

  • 8

volume

  • 196

number

  • 5