Cystic liver metastases from colorectal cancer

Yasuhiko Sugawara, Junji Yamamoto, Susumu Yamasaki, Kazuaki Shimada, Tomoo Kosuge, Michiie Sakamoto

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Background and Objectives: Cystic liver metastases from colorectal cancer are rarely reported. Methods: Clinicopathological and radiological analyses were performed on six cases of cystic liver metastases from colorectal cancer. Results: Computed tomography or ultrasound findings for the tumors were atypical for metastases of colorectal cancer, and the lesions needed to be differentiated from cystadenocarcinoma and benign tumors. The histological findings were peculiar: the central portions of the tumors contained necrotic tissue or areas of hemorrhage, and adenocarcinoma cells were found predominantly outside well-developed fibrous capsules. Conclusions: Clinicopathological observations suggested that these metastatic tumors had the potential to grow rapidly, but, unexpectedly, the patients had favorable prognoses. (C) 2000 Wiley-Liss, Inc.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)148-152
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Surgical Oncology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes


  • Colorectal cancer
  • Cystic components
  • Liver metastasis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Oncology


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