Meta-analysis of outcomes following resection of the primary tumour in patients presenting with metastatic colorectal cancer


Nitsche U., Stoess C., Stecher L., Wilhelm D., Friess H., Ceyhan G. O.

BRITISH JOURNAL OF SURGERY, vol.105, no.7, pp.784-796, 2018 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 105 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/bjs.10682
  • Title of Journal : BRITISH JOURNAL OF SURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.784-796

Abstract

Background: It is not clear whether resection of the primary tumour (when there are metastases) alters survival and/or whether resection is associated with increased morbidity. This systematic review and meta-analysis assessed the prognostic value of primary tumour resection in patients presenting with metastatic colorectal cancer.