In the current issue of the Archives, Sa Cunha and colleagues report their single-institution experience with repeat liver resection because of recurrent colorectal liver metastases. The authors corroborate previously published data1- 3 that show a scond liver resection to be safe and to provide a survival benefit similar to that with initial hepatectomy. Their report, however, is notable for 2 major discrepancies when compared with other recently published data on repeat hepatic resection.
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