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Hepatectomy for liver metastases from squamous cell laryngeal cancer. Is it worthy?

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Patients with liver metastases from squamous cell head and neck cancer (SCHNC) are usually treated with chemotherapy and are not evaluated for eventual liver-directed treatment. However, the potential benefits from liver surgery for the patients with hepatic-only metastases from SCHNC generally remain undefined. We report a patient with late liver-only metastases from squamous cell glottic cancer treated with resection of the liver metastases followed by adjuvant platinum-based chemotherapy plus cetuximab. The patient died 25 months after resection of the hepatic metastases from widespread hepatic and pulmonary recurrence. The literature data as well as this case demonstrates the capability of liver surgery to prolong survival in patients with hepatic metastases from SCHNC.
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1 - 10 - 2010
20 - 8 - 2010
  • Department of General Surgery, Thracian University Hospital, 6000, Stara Zagora, Bulgaria
  • Department of Pathology, Thracian University Hospital, 6000, Stara Zagora, Bulgaria
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