Liver Metastases – Central Hepatectomy

A 45 year-old woman developed rectal cancer with liver metasatases at the same time. These were located in the central portion of the liver. The surgeon who removed the cancer of the rectum did not remove the liver metastases at the same time. Thus, five months later, the patient underwent a central hepatectomy and she remained free of disease for eight years.

Preoperative Computerized Tomography (CT scan)

Liver metastases

Liver metastases from colon cancer

Postoperative Computerized Tomography (CT scan)

The shape of the liver after hepatectomy

The shape of the liver after hepatectomy.