Article Abstract

Can laparoscopic liver resection for colorectal liver metastases provide early initiation of adjuvant chemotherapy?

Authors: Toru Beppu, Katsunori Imai, Koichi Kinoshita, Yasushi Yoshida, Hideo Baba


The long-term outcome of patients with colorectal liver metastases (CRLM) has improved because of advances in surgical technique and perioperative chemotherapy (1-3). Liver resection followed by adjuvant chemotherapy (AC) provides better recurrence-free survival in patients with CRLM than surgery alone (4,5).