Preoperative Hepatic Arterial Infusion Chemotherapy in Patients Undergoing Liver Resection for Colorectal Liver Metastases
Between 1995 and 2004, 239 patients with isolated colorectal liver metastases received HAI
chemotherapy with neoadjuvant intent. Fifty of these patients underwent subsequent curative
liver resection (HAI group).
Postoperative morbidity, liver function tests, and long term outcomes were evaluated.
Adverse events related to HAI chemotherapy were also evaluated.
Observational Model: Defined Population, Observational Model: Natural History, Time Perspective: Longitudinal, Time Perspective: Retrospective
Luca Aldrighetti, M.D, PhD
Department of Surgery - Liver Unit, Scientific Institute San Raffaele,
Italy: Istituto Superiore di Sanità