OBJECTIVE: To summarize the short-term outcomes of radical resection of gastric or colorectal carcinoma combined with liver transplantation for gastric or colorectal carcinoma with multiple hepatic metastases. METHODS: Radical resection of gastric or colorectal carcinoma combined with liver transplantation were performed on one gastric carcinoma case and two rectal carcinoma cases with severe liver metastasis, and partial resection of left lung was performed in one of the two rectal cancer cases for pulmonary tuberculosis. RESULTS: There was no perioperative death. The gastric cancer patient died of recurrence 5 months after operation. The rectal cancer patient with pulmonary tuberculosis died of hepatic function failure 7 months after operation without recurrence. Another rectal cancer patient recovered well with normal liver functions, blood cells, without recurrence signs, and was back to work. CONCLUSION: Radical operation combined with liver transplantation may provide survival opportunity for some patients with gastric or colorectal carcinoma synchronous with severe liver metastasis, but the long-term outcome needs to be observed.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Zhonghua wei chang wai ke za zhi = Chinese journal of gastrointestinal surgery|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2005|
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