Single Liver Metastasis – Central Hepatectomy

A 64 year-old man was operated in another hospital, where the left side of his colon was removed because of colon cancer. At the time of that operation, a large mass was found in the liver, which was not removed. The patient went on with chemotherapy and the liver metastasis shrank in size. At this point, this metastasis was removed with a central hepatectomy and the patient remained free of disease for seven years.

Large liver metastasis
before chemotherapy

Large liver metastasis

The large size of the liver metastasis can be appreciated

Shrinking of the metastasis
after chemotherapy

Margin of liver resection

The planned margins of liver resection are shown, after shrinking of the metastasis.