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Rescue Surgery for Unresectable Colorectal Liver Metastases Downstaged by Chemotherapy: A Model to Predict Long-term Survival

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Abstract

Modern chemotherapy allows 12.5% of patients with unresectable colorectal liver metastases to be rescued by liver surgery. This strategy offers a possibility of long-term survival (33% at 5 years and 22% at 10 years) with a low operative risk. It involves a wide use of repeat hepatectomies and extrahepatic resections. Four preoperative risk factors are able to select the patients more likely to benefit from this strategy.

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