Liver Transplantation for Non-Resectable Colorectal Liver Metastases

Document Type : Brief Report


Institute of Liver Disease & Transplantation, Dr.Rela Institute & Medical Centre, Chennai, India


Improved results following liver transplantation (LT) over the past 20 years have led clinicians to push boundaries and expand its
indications. LT in non-resectable colorectal liver metastases (NCRLM) is being revisited with an aim to radically improve survival.
By utilizing new tools for preoperative patient selection, modern operative techniques for LT and an aggressive attitude against
metastases, long-term survival, and even cure could be expected. This paper reviews the current status of liver transplantation for
NCRLM with an eye on the future.