Nonoperative Management of Primary Colorectal Cancer in Patients With Stage IV Disease

@article{Scoggins1999NonoperativeMO,
  title={Nonoperative Management of Primary Colorectal Cancer in Patients With Stage IV Disease},
  author={Charles Raben Scoggins and Ingrid M. Meszoely and Charles David Blanke and Robert Daniel Beauchamp and Steven D. Leach},
  journal={Annals of Surgical Oncology},
  year={1999},
  volume={6},
  pages={651-657}
}
Background: Traditional teaching maintains that patients with primary colorectal adenocarcinoma require timely resection to prevent bleeding, perforation, or obstruction. The true benefits of primary tumor resection remain undocumented for patients presenting with metastatic disease, however. We postulated that resection of primary colorectal tumors could be avoided safely in a select population of asymptomatic colorectal cancer patients presenting with incurable stage IV disease. Methods: A… CONTINUE READING