Resection of Concomitant Hepatic and Extrahepatic Metastases from Colorectal Cancer - A Worthwhile OperationAndrei Diaconescu, Sorin Alexandrescu, Zenaida Ionel, Cristian Zlate, Razvan Grigorie, Vladislav Brasoveanu, Doina Hrehoret, Silviu Ciurea, Florin Botea, Dana Tomescu, Gabriela Droc, Adina Croitoru, Vlad Herlea, Mirela Boros, Mugur Grasu, Radu Dumitru, Mihai Toma, Mihnea Ionescu, Catalin Vasilescu, Irinel Popescu
Original article, no. 6, 2017
Article DOI: 10.21614/chirurgia.112.6.673
Background: The benefit of hepatic resection in case of concomitant colorectal hepatic and extrahepatic metastases (CHEHMs) is still debatable. The purpose of this study is to assess the results of resection of hepatic and extrahepatic metastases in patients with CHEHMs in a high-volume center for both hepatobiliary and colorectal surgery and to identify prognostic factors that correlate with longer survival in these patients. Method: It was performed a retrospective analysis of 678 consecutive patients with liver resection for colorectal cancer metastases operated in a single Centre between April 1996 and March 2016. Among these, 73 patients presented CHEHMs. Univariate analysis was performed to identify the risk factors for overall survival (OS) in these patients. Results: There were 20 CHMs located at the lymphatic node level, 20 at the peritoneal level, 12 at the ovary and lung level, 12 presenting as local relapses and 9 other sites. 53 curative resections (R0) were performed. The difference in overall survival between the CHEHMs group and the CHMs group is statistically significant for the entire groups (p 0.0001), as well as in patients who underwent R0 resection (p 0.0001). In CHEHMs group, the OS was statistically significant higher in patients who underwent R0 resection vs. those with R1/R2 resection (p=0.004). Three variables were identified as prognostic factors for poor OS following univariate analysis: 4 or more hepatic metastases, major hepatectomy and the performance of operation during first period of the study (1996Ã¢Â€"2004). There was a tendency toward better OS in patients with ovarian or pulmonary location of extrahepatic disease, although the difference was not statistically significant. Conclusion: In patients with concomitant hepatic and extrahepatic metastases, complete resection of metastatic burden significantly prolong survival. The patients with up to 4 liver metastases, resectable by minor hepatectomy benefit the most from this aggressive onco-surgical management.
Keywords: Colorectal liver metastasis, extrahepatic metastases,hepatic and extrahepatic colorectal metastases,liver resection, overall survival, risk factors