Resection margin and survival in 2368 patients undergoing hepatic resection for metastatic colorectal cancer surgical technique or biologic surrogate? Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Colorectal Neoplasms
  • Hepatectomy
  • Liver
  • Liver Neoplasms

abstract

  • Resection margin width is independently associated with OS. Wide margins should be attempted whenever possible. However, resection should not be precluded if narrow margins are anticipated, as submillimeter margin clearance is associated with improved survival. The prolonged OS observed with submillimeter margins is likely a microscopic surrogate for the biologic behavior of a tumor rather than the result of surgical technique.

publication date

  • January 2015

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC4533113

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/SLA.0000000000001427

PubMed ID

  • 26258316

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 476

end page

  • 85; discussion 483-5

volume

  • 262

number

  • 3