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A radiologist's point of view in the presurgical and intraoperative setting of colorectal liver metastases

Granata, V.; Fusco, R.; Avallone, A.; Catalano, O.; Piccirillo, M.; Palaia, R.; Nasti, G.; Petrillo, A.; Izzo, F.

Future Oncology 14(21): 2189-2206


ISSN/ISBN: 1744-8301
PMID: 30084273
DOI: 10.2217/fon-2018-0080
Accession: 049400115

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Multidisciplinary management of patients with metastatic colorectal cancer requires in each phase an adequate choice of the most appropriate imaging modality. The first challenging step is liver lesions detection and characterization, using several imaging modality ultrasound, computed tomography, magnetic resonance and positron emission tomography. The criteria to establish the metastases resectability have been modified. Not only the lesions number and site but also the functional volume remnant after surgery and the quality of the nontumoral liver must be taken into account. Radiologists should identify the liver functional volume remnant and during liver surgical procedures should collaborate with the surgeon to identify all lesions, including those that disappeared after the therapy, using intraoperative ultrasound with or without contrast medium.

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