Near Total Hepatectomy in Two Steps for Surgical Treatment of Liver Metastasis of Colorectal Tumor

A. Vagvolgyi, I. Takacs, P. Arkossy, M. Peter, P. Sapy

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Liver resections for metastases of colorectal carcinomas are generally accepted. The 5-year survival rate is higher than 30 percent. Major resections can be performed safely with normal remnant liver. The liver regenerates following extended hepatectomies or other major resections. Authors operated on a 57-year-old man for a secondary liver tumor. The primary tumor was in the colon sigmoideum and sigma-resection was made at another hospital 16 months before. The metastasis was in the right lobe of the liver. Authors performed right extended hepatectomy. After systemic chemotherapy, 4.5 months later a new metastasis developed in the left lobe. Despite locoregional chemotherapy, chemoembolization and radiofrequency treatment, the tumor was still growing so a left lobectomy was performed. The patient is macroscopically tumor-free 17 months after the first hepatic resection. The interest in this case is that segments IV to VIII were removed first time, and segments II and III at the second liver resection. Liver regeneration after the first resection made the second operation possible. Only segment I of the original segments remained. Utilizing the regeneration of the liver we can make an effort to perform a complete tumor ablation in two steps.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2176-2178
Number of pages3
Issue number54
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2003


  • CUSA
  • Liver metastasis of colorectal tumor
  • Liver rescetion
  • Liver surgery
  • Near total hepatectomy in two steps
  • Subtotal hepatectomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hepatology
  • Gastroenterology

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