Synchronous colorectal liver metastasis – simultaneous vs. staged approach

Colin M. Court, Alice C. Wei

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Synchronous colorectal liver metastases are found in up to a quarter of patients at the time of initial colorectal cancer diagnosis. The decision of how best to approach this situation remains an area of active debate with both a simultaneous approach (combined liver and colorectal surgery) and staged approaches (either colon or liver operation first followed by the other) being acceptable options at this time. In this chapter, we will review the different approaches and the available literature supporting each of the three options as well as discuss the timing of each surgical option within the greater framework of multimodal management of synchronous colorectal liver metastases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationContemporary Management of Metastatic Colorectal Cancer
Subtitle of host publicationA Precision Medicine Approach
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9780323917063
ISBN (Print)9780323985680
StatePublished - Jan 1 2022
Externally publishedYes


  • Cancer recurrence
  • Cancer research
  • Digestive system
  • Digestive system disorder
  • Digestive system surgical procedure
  • Major surgical line
  • Oncology
  • Surgery
  • Surgical procedure
  • Therapeutic procedure
  • Tumor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Computer Science


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