Article Abstract

Should we do laparoscopic resection for synchronous stage IV colorectal cancer?

Authors: Christof T. Kaltenmeier, Samer Tohme, David A. Geller

Abstract

Colorectal cancer (CRC) is one of the most common cancers ranking third in the USA in cancer related deaths. Approximately 25–50% of patients with CRC have liver metastases upon initial presentation (1). Surgical resection provides the best chance for long-term survival for colorectal liver metastasis (CRLM) including laparoscopic and open hepatectomy.