There is significant recent progress in the surgical and oncological treatment of colorectal liver metastases. In our review we try to explain the variability and the multidisciplinarity approach we use to treat our patients more successful after the year of 2000. Beside the old rule: "Resect if possible"--thanks to the improvement of chemotherapy and new surgical instruments- there are new trends: "Make it resectable" or "resect it as many times as possible" thanks to the loco-regional and systemic neoadjuvant chemotherapy and/or the repeated interventions in metastasis surgery. The most important prognostic factors influencing the overall survival rate are free surgical margins, synchronous or metachronous metastasis and the need for repeated interventions. The view about extra hepatic metastases of CRC is changed in the last decade as the resection of these metastases is also suggested. After the year 2000 colorectal liver metastases should be treated "a-la-carte", based on multidisciplinary planning and treatment in specialised centres providing the long survival rates.
|Translated title of the contribution||Surgical treatment of colorectal liver metastasis in the year 2000|
|Number of pages||9|
|Publication status||Published - febr. 2004|
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