Surgeon accuracy in the diagnosis of liver metastases at laparotomy.

  • Bruce N. Gray
  • Published 1980 in The Australian and New Zealand journal of surgery
An analysis has been performed of 116 patients with gastrointestinal cancer submitted to laparotomy. The chance of the operating surgeon wrongly assessing the liver as containing metastatic cancer was found to be of the order of 8%. Conversely, the chance of the surgeon wrongly assessing the liver as being free of macroscopic cancer was of the order of 6… CONTINUE READING