Hepatectomy plus intraoperative radiofrequency ablation and chemotherapy to treat technically unresectable multiple colorectal liver metastases.

@article{Elias2005HepatectomyPI,
  title={Hepatectomy plus intraoperative radiofrequency ablation and chemotherapy to treat technically unresectable multiple colorectal liver metastases.},
  author={Dominique M Elias and Olivier Baton and Lucas Sid{\'e}ris and Val{\'e}rie Boige and David Malka and Gabriel Liberale and Marc Pocard and Philippe Lasser},
  journal={Journal of surgical oncology},
  year={2005},
  volume={90 1},
  pages={36-42}
}
BACKGROUND Results and indications of intra-operative radiofrequency (RF) ablation of liver metastases (LM) are not well defined in the literature. AIM To appreciate the survival rate of patients with strictly unresectable LM (defined on technical but not oncological criteria) when undergoing liver resection plus RF, along with optimal systemic chemotherapy. PATIENTS AND METHODS Sixty three patients with technically unresectable LM (either >5, or bilateral with no sparing of at least one… CONTINUE READING
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