Liver resection or cryotherapy for colorectal liver metastases

  title={Liver resection or cryotherapy for colorectal liver metastases},
  author={Joachim Kai Seifert and Anna Springer and Philipp Baier and T Junginger},
  journal={International Journal of Colorectal Disease},
While there is promising survival data for cryosurgery of colorectal liver metastases, local recurrence following cryoablation remains a problem. We aimed to compare morbidity and mortality, as well as the recurrence pattern and survival after liver resection and cryotherapy (alone or in combination with resection) for liver metastases. Between 1996 and 2002, 168 patients underwent liver resection alone and 55 patients had cryotherapy (25 in combination with liver resection) for colorectal… CONTINUE READING