Clinical SurgeryQuestion Bank

Management of Metastatic Colon Cancer – Hepatic and Extrahepatic

Management of Metastatic Colon Cancer - Hepatic and Extrahepatic

Management of Metastatic Colon Cancer – Hepatic and Extrahepatic

Management of Metastatic Colon Cancer - Hepatic and Extrahepatic
Management of Metastatic Colon Cancer – Hepatic and Extrahepatic

#1. Which surgical specialist should evaluate patients with pulmonary metastases from colon cancer ?

 Answer : A thoracic surgeon

 

#2. Which surgical procedure should be offered to patients with pulmonary metastasis from colon cancer ?

Answer : Combined or staged metastatectomy

 

#3. Which surgical procedure should be offered to patients with liver metastasis from colon cancer ?

Answer : Liver resection

 

#4 Is liver resection always indicated or performed for patients with portal node metastasis from colon cancer ?

Answer : Routine liver resection not recommended, however clinical decision should be individualized.

 

#5 How do you diagnose portal node metastasis in patients with colon cancer ?

Radiologically (preoperatively)

Intraoperatively

 

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