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Management of patients with colorectal liver metastasis in eleven questions and answers

Published inExpert review of anticancer therapy, vol. 16, no. 12, p. 1277-1290
Publication date2016
Abstract

Colorectal liver metastasis (CRLM) is the most frequent indication for liver resection in many centers. Recent improvements in oncology, surgery, interventional radiology, pathology and anesthesiology allow curative treatment in a larger proportion of patients with CRLM. Areas covered: We illustrate the various aspects of the management of CRLM through 11 questions that summarize the topic, from the current obtained survival to future perspectives such as transplantation. The limits of a curative treatment are also presented from different angles, such as the benefits of pathology, the surgical options for extreme resections, the available chemotherapies and their efficacy, or the non-surgical ablative treatments. Expert commentary: Given the increasing therapeutic possibilities, we strengthen the importance to analyze the situation of each patient with CRLM in a dedicated multidisciplinary team, in order to offer the best individualized treatment combination.

Keywords
  • Colorectal liver metastases
  • Liver locoregional treatment
  • Liver surgery
  • Liver transplantation
  • Liver cancer
Citation (ISO format)
ANDRES, Axel et al. Management of patients with colorectal liver metastasis in eleven questions and answers. In: Expert review of anticancer therapy, 2016, vol. 16, n° 12, p. 1277–1290. doi: 10.1080/14737140.2016.1249855
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