Hepatic resection for metastatic colorectal adenocarcinoma: a proposal of a prognostic scoring system.

@article{Iwatsuki1999HepaticRF,
  title={Hepatic resection for metastatic colorectal adenocarcinoma: a proposal of a prognostic scoring system.},
  author={Shunzaburo Iwatsuki and Igor Dvorchik and Juan R. Madariaga and James Wallis Marsh and Forest Dodson and Ann C. Bonham and David A. Geller and Timothy J Gayowski and JohnJ. Fung and ThomasE. Starzl},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Surgeons},
  year={1999},
  volume={189 3},
  pages={
          291-9
        }
}
BACKGROUND Hepatic resection for metastatic colorectal cancer provides excellent longterm results in a substantial proportion of patients. Although various prognostic risk factors have been identified, there has been no dependable staging or prognostic scoring system for metastatic hepatic tumors. STUDY DESIGN Various clinical and pathologic risk factors were examined in 305 consecutive patients who underwent primary hepatic resections for metastatic colorectal cancer. Survival rates were… CONTINUE READING
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