Anatomic segmental hepatic resection is superior to wedge resection as an oncologic operation for colorectal liver metastases.

@article{Dematteo2000AnatomicSH,
  title={Anatomic segmental hepatic resection is superior to wedge resection as an oncologic operation for colorectal liver metastases.},
  author={R Dematteo and Caren Palese and William R. Jarnagin and Regina L Sun and Leslie Harold Blumgart and Yuman Fong},
  journal={Journal of gastrointestinal surgery : official journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract},
  year={2000},
  volume={4 2},
  pages={178-84}
}
Hepatic wedge resection for colorectal liver metastasis has been reported to have a high incidence of positive surgical margins. Anatomic segmental resection is now widely practiced, although there are few data comparing segmental and wedge resection in terms of tumor clearance or long-term outcome. There were 267 patients who underwent liver resection for metastatic colorectal cancer between July 1985 and October 1998 at our institution who had either a wedge (n = 119) or segmental (n = 148… CONTINUE READING
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