Liver Metastases from Gynecological Cancers: Time to Resection?


Aim: To perform an update of liver resection as treatment of liver metastases of gynecological cancers, as well as an update on these metastases. Bibliographical search: PubMed Search 1990-2011 in English language. Authors reviewed only relevant articles. Results: No more than 20 relevant articles have been published on this topic, including case reports. We performed a classical review of the information published in the literature. Conclusions: Liver Metastases from Gynecological cancers, not peritoneal implants in the liver, usually appear in patients with disseminated disease, so it is uncommon to perform a liver resection. In some patients with limited extrahepatic disease or only liver disease, liver resection is a safe alternative and improves the oncological results. We try to emphasize which patients may benefit from liver resection and the importance of tailoring medical decisions.

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J. Ramia, R. Plaza, J. Quiñones, P. Veguillas, F. Adel and J. García-Parreño, "Liver Metastases from Gynecological Cancers: Time to Resection?," Surgical Science, Vol. 3 No. 3, 2012, pp. 120-125. doi: 10.4236/ss.2012.33024.

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