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Patterns of Lymph Node Recurrence in Colorectal Cancer Liver Metastases after Surgery: A Retrospective Longitudinal Study

Tuck Leong Yong, Nezor Houli, Graham Starkey, Mehrdad Nikfarjam, Robert Jones, Michael Fink, V Muralidharan, Marcos Perini, Chris Christophi

Cancer and Clinical Oncology | Canadian Center of Science and Education


Background: Hepatic resection is the standard treatment for resectable colorectal cancer liver metastases. There is evidence that lymphatics play a role in disease recurrence post-surgery. The aim of this retrospective study is to assess patterns of lymph node recurrence after liver resection. Methods: Patients who had liver resection for colorectal cancer metastasis between 1 January 2010 and 31 December 2015 at 2 institutions in Melbourne, Australia were included. Data was collected from databases located at the 2 surgical centres.Results: Seventy-four patients were included in the study. Follow-up period was for a mean of 31.4 months. Lymph node recurrence was seen in 39.2% of patients du..

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