“Liver-First Approach” as an Unusual Treatment Modality for Rectal Cancer with Synchronus Liver Metastasis: Report of a Case

  • Mehmet Akif Türkoğlu Akdeniz University School of Medicine, Antalya
  • Veli Vural Akdeniz University School of Medicine, Antalya
  • Halil Erbiş Akdeniz University School of Medicine, Antalya
  • Hasan Şenol Coşkun Akdeniz University School of Medicine, Antalya
  • Hakan Bozcuk Medical Park Hospital, Antalya
  • Mehmet İbiş Gazi University Medical School, Ankara
Keywords: olorectal cancer, synchronous liver metastasis, hepatectomy, resection

Abstract

Overall survival is usually determined by the number and the magnitude of liver metastases in colorectal cancer patients with synchronous hepatic metastases. Traditionally, the standard treatment of such patients are, firstly colorectal resection of the primary tumor, then if possible, the resection of liver metastases after chemotherapy. Here, we present a case of rectal cancer with synchronus liver metastasis which underwent reverse approach. 

Author Biographies

Mehmet Akif Türkoğlu, Akdeniz University School of Medicine, Antalya
Department of General Surgery
Veli Vural, Akdeniz University School of Medicine, Antalya
Department of General Surgery
Halil Erbiş, Akdeniz University School of Medicine, Antalya
Department of General Surgery
Hasan Şenol Coşkun, Akdeniz University School of Medicine, Antalya
Department of Medical Oncology
Hakan Bozcuk, Medical Park Hospital, Antalya
Department of Medical Oncology
Mehmet İbiş, Gazi University Medical School, Ankara
Department of Gastroenterology

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Published
2015-07-02