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Cureus. 2019 Jan 23;11(1):e3940. doi: 10.7759/cureus.3940.

Literature Review of Current Management of Colorectal Liver Metastasis.

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Surgery, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, USA.


Colorectal cancer is a leading cause of cancer mortality in the United States, and metastasis to the liver is a frequent sequela. Currently, surgical resection is the best option for curative treatment and/or long-term survival after colorectal liver metastasis (CRLM), but unfortunately, not all patients are surgical candidates. Alternative and adjunct therapies commonly used in the treatment of CRLM include chemotherapy, biologic therapy, radio-embolization, and radiofrequency ablation. The aim of this review was to report the various treatment modalities and outcomes currently used in the treatment of CRLM.


chemotherapy; colorectal cancer; intra-arterial chemotherapy; liver metastasis; management; radiofrequency ablation; surgery

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The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

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