Journal article

Systematic review of liver directed therapy for uveal melanoma hepatic metastases

Alistair Rowcroft, Benjamin PT Loveday, Benjamin NJ Thomson, Simon Banting, Brett Knowles

Hepato Pancreato Biliary | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2020

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Uveal melanoma (UM) is a rare malignancy with a propensity for metastasis to the liver. Systemic chemotherapy is typically ineffective in these patients with liver metastases and overall survival is poor. There are no evidence-based guidelines for management of UM liver metastases. The aim of this study was to review the evidence for management of UM liver metastases. METHODS: A systematic review of English literature publications was conducted across Ovid Medline, Ovid MEDLINE and Cochrane CENTRAL databases until April 2019. The primary outcome was overall survival, with disease free survival as a secondary outcome. RESULTS: 55 studies were included in the study, with 2446 patie..

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