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V38N4: Liver, Part II

Brouquet A, Andreou A, Vauthey JN. The management of solitary colorectal liver metastases. Surgeon. 2011;9(5):265-272.

This article reviews management options for solitary colorectal metastases in the liver. The authors strongly support resection over radiofrequency ablation. The latter approach is most useful for high-risk patients.

Haddad AJ, Bani Hani M, Pawlik TM, et al. Colorectal liver metastases. Int J Surg Oncol. 2011;2011:285840. Free full-text

Haddad and coauthors review options for the management of colorectal metastatic lesions. Risks and outcomes of treatment are discussed in a clear and helpful fashion.

Lewis MA, Hubbard J. Multimodal liver-directed management of neuroendocrine hepatic metastases. Int J Hepatol. 2011;2011:452343. Free full-text

This review provides a detailed perspective on the management of neuroendocrine tumor metastases in the liver.

Martin RC, 2nd, Augenstein V, Reuter NP, et al. Simultaneous versus staged resection for synchronous colorectal cancer liver metastases. J Am Coll Surg.  2009;208(5):842-850; discussion 850-852.

This paper was presented at the plenary session of the Southern Surgical Association meeting in 2008. It provides a useful discussion of the decision process for choosing synchronous over staged hepatic resection for colorectal liver metastases.

Pachter HL. Prometheus bound: evolution in the management of hepatic trauma—from myth to reality. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2012;72(2):321-329.

This article is the manuscript version of the William Fitts Lecture which was presented at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma in 2011. It provides a useful perspective from one of the most consistent contributors to the knowledge base of liver injury management.

Pham TH, Iqbal CW, Grams JM, et al. Outcomes of primary liver cancer in children: an appraisal of experience. J Pediatr Surg. 2007;42(5):834-839.

This is a clear and helpful review of the management of liver tumors in children.

Polanco P, Leon S, Pineda J, et al. Hepatic resection in the management of complex injury to the liver. J Trauma. 2008;65(6):1264-1269; discussion 1269-1270.

This article provides data and a clear discussion of the value of a multidisciplinary team approach to the management of liver resection for injuries to the liver.

Rossaint R, Bouillon B, Cerny V, et al. Management of bleeding following major trauma: an updated European guideline. Crit Care. 2010;14(2):R52. Free full-text

This is a useful and detailed overview of the scientific basis and clinical approaches to post-traumatic hemorrhage and coagulopathy.

Schefter TE, Kavanagh BD. Radiation therapy for liver metastases. Semin Radiat Oncol. 2011;21(4):264-270.

This article is a useful review of newer techniques for radiation therapy to the liver.

Schnelldorfer T, Torres VE, Zakaria S, et al. Polycystic liver disease: a critical appraisal of hepatic resection, cyst fenestration, and liver transplantation. Ann Surg. 2009;250(1):112-118. Free full-text

This article provides data and perspective on the management of polycystic liver disease.

Zakaria S, Donohue JH, Que FG, et al. Hepatic resection for colorectal metastases: value for risk scoring systems? Ann Surg. 2007;246(2):183-191. Free full-text

This article reviews data on the value of risk scoring systems for patients who are candidates for liver resection for colorectal liver metastases.