Laparoscopic Approaches to Colorectal Liver MetastasesSarkut P* and Yilmazlar T
Uludag University School of Medicine
- *Corresponding Author:
- Sarkut P
Uludag University School of Medicine, Bursa, Turkey
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date date: April 29, 2014; Accepted date date: November 20, 2014; Published date date: November 27, 2014
Citation: Sarkut P, Yilmazlar T (2014) Laparoscopic Approaches to Colorectal Liver Metastases. J Integr Oncol 3:125. doi:10.4172/2329-6771.1000125
Copyright: © 2014, Sarkut P, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Colorectal cancer is the second most common cause of cancer-related death in Western countries. One third of these patients develop liver metastasis and 15-25% have liver metastasis at diagnosis. Resection and chemotherapy are gold standard for colorectal liver metastases. More effective chemotherapy regimens and advanced surgical techniques confer longer survival to patients with colorectal liver metastases. The role of laparoscopy in the diagnosis and treatment of these patients is increasing. With advances in technology and growing experience, laparoscopic approaches have come into prominence because of their superiority over open surgery, including decreased postoperative pain, lower morbidity, reduced time for return to ordinary daily life, and shorter hospitalization.