You’re faced with a challenging case of a patient with rectal cancer and synchronous liver lesion. Where do you start: chemotherapy, chemoradiotherapy, upfront surgery, liver first, rectum first?
Join Drs. Carole Richard, François Dagbert and Maher Al Khaldi as they discuss the management of a patient with rectal cancer with a synchronous hepatic metastasis.
In this episode, we discuss the workup of a rectal tumour associated with synchronous liver metastases, indications for resection of the hepatic lesion, neoadjuvant and adjuvant treatment modalities, survival benefit of resection and patient follow-up.
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