Gastrointestinal & Digestive System Resection and Ablation for Colorectal Liver Metastases

Ng, Keh Ng, Terence Chua, David Morris, Terence Chua
2013 J Gastroint Dig Syst   unpublished
The surgical approach combining resection and ablation allows for a greater number of patients with colorectal liver metastases who would otherwise be considered to have unresectable disease to be given an opportunity to undergo a curative attempt surgery. Ablation results in local destruction of tumour and is often employed in lesions that are in locations which are not easily resectable. This may involve the use of radiofrequency ablation that causes thermal destruction or cryotherapy that
more » ... cryotherapy that freezes tumours. This review examined the literature reporting resection and ablation of colorectal liver metastases.