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Results of 136 curative hepatectomies with a safety margin of less than 10 mm for colorectal metastases.

Authors
  • Elias, D
  • Cavalcanti, A
  • Sabourin, J C
  • Pignon, J P
  • Ducreux, M
  • Lasser, P
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of surgical oncology
Publication Date
Oct 01, 1998
Volume
69
Issue
2
Pages
88–93
Identifiers
PMID: 9808511
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The prognostic impact of the width of the surgical margin should not be overestimated. Hepatectomy for liver metastases can procure long-term survival, even in patients with supposedly poor prognostic factors. Resection is justified as long as it is complete and the risks are minimal.

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