Incomplete operative removal of colorectal liver metastases followed by chemotherapy decreases survival in comparison to chemotherapy alone.


Metastatic colorectal carcinoma (CRC) has an inevitable fatal outcome except in a small percentage of selected patients, approximately 10-20%, with good prognosis after successful complete operative removal of the liver metastases. In patients not eligible for surgical resection of the liver metastases, chemotherapy is currently the only widely available… (More)