Trends in Nontherapeutic Laparotomy Rates in Patients Undergoing Surgical Therapy for Hepatic Colorectal Metastases

@article{Pawlik2008TrendsIN,
  title={Trends in Nontherapeutic Laparotomy Rates in Patients Undergoing Surgical Therapy for Hepatic Colorectal Metastases},
  author={MPH MTS FACS Timothy M. Pawlik and Lia Assumpcao and Josephina Anna Vossen and Manon Buijs and Ana Luiza Gleisner and Richard David Schulick and MBA FACS Michael A. Choti},
  journal={Annals of Surgical Oncology},
  year={2008},
  volume={16},
  pages={371-378}
}
Surgery is the treatment of choice in selected patients with hepatic colorectal metastases. Despite improvements in preoperative imaging, patients can undergo unnecessary nontherapeutic laparotomy. The aim of this study was to examine trends in nontherapeutic laparotomy rates in patients undergoing planned surgical therapy for hepatic colorectal metastases. Data from 530 operations (461 patients) undergoing potentially curative surgical therapy for colorectal liver metastases between 1994 and… CONTINUE READING
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