Surgical outcome of metachronous hepatic metastases secondary to gastric cancer

Sae-Byeol Choi, Jyewon Song, Chang Moo Kang, Woo Jin Hyung, Kyung Sik Kim, Jin Sub Choi, Woo Jung Lee, Sung Hoon Noh, Choong Bai Kim

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Background/Aims: The prognosis of hepatic metastasis from gastric carcinoma is dismal. A few patients are candidates for hepatic resection. The present study analyzed the oncologic outcomes of hepatic resection performed in metachronous hepatic metastasis from gastric cancer. Methodology: Between January 1986 and November 2007, 14 patients underwent hepatectomy for metachronous hepatic metastasis secondary to gastric adenocarcinoma. Clinicopathological data were reviewed retrospectively. Results: The median interval between gastrectomy and hepatectomy was 12.9 months. The numbers of hepatic lesions were single in 9 patients, more than two in 5 patients. The overall survival rates following hepatectomy were 67.0% at 1 year, 38.3% at 3 year. The disease progression occurred in 10 patients in the remaining liver. Conclusion: Surgical resection could be a treatment option for the hepatic metastasis from gastric cancer. The comparison of efficacy between surgical resection and the other treatment modalities will be required.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)29-34
Number of pages6
Issue number97
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes


  • Gastric cancer
  • Hepatectomy
  • Liver metastasis
  • Metachronous metastasis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology
  • Hepatology

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    Choi, S-B., Song, J., Kang, C. M., Hyung, W. J., Kim, K. S., Choi, J. S., Lee, W. J., Noh, S. H., & Kim, C. B. (2010). Surgical outcome of metachronous hepatic metastases secondary to gastric cancer. Hepato-Gastroenterology, 57(97), 29-34.