Retrospective Cohort Study
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World J Gastrointest Oncol. Sep 15, 2023; 15(9): 1616-1625
Published online Sep 15, 2023. doi: 10.4251/wjgo.v15.i9.1616
Multidisciplinary discussion and management of synchronous colorectal liver metastases: A single center study in China
Hao Li, Guo-Li Gu, Song-Yan Li, Yang Yan, Shi-Dong Hu, Ze Fu, Xiao-Hui Du
Hao Li, Ze Fu, Graduate School, Medical School of Chinese People’s Liberation Army, Beijing 100039, China
Hao Li, Guo-Li Gu, Department of General Surgery, Air Force Medical Center, Air Force Medical University, Beijing 100142, China
Song-Yan Li, Yang Yan, Shi-Dong Hu, Xiao-Hui Du, Department of General Surgery, Chinese People’s Liberation Army General Hospital, Beijing 100039, China
Author contributions: Li H and Du XH were the guarantor of integrity of entire study, and contributed to the study concepts; Li H, Gu GL, Li SY, and Du XH designed the study; Li H, Gu GL, Li SY, and Hu SD involved in the literature research; Li H and Fu Z contributed to the data acquisition; Li H contributed to the statistical analysis/interpretation and manuscript preparation; Li H, Gu GL, Li SY, Hu SD, and Du XH contributed to the manuscript definition of intellectual content; Li H, Gu GL, and Du XH edited the manuscript.
Supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China, No. 81871317; and Military Medical Innovation Project, No. 18CXZ025.
Institutional review board statement: This study received approval from the ethics commission of the General Hospital of People’s Liberation Army.
Informed consent statement: All study participants, or their legal guardian, provided informed written consent prior to study enrollment.
Conflict-of-interest statement: All the authors report no relevant conflicts of interest for this article.
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Corresponding author: Xiao-Hui Du, MD, PhD, Chief Doctor, Deputy Director, Professor, Surgeon, Department of General Surgery, Chinese People’s Liberation Army General Hospital, No. 28 Fuxing Road, Haidian District, Beijing 100039, China.
Received: June 30, 2023
Peer-review started: June 30, 2023
First decision: July 24, 2023
Revised: July 24, 2023
Accepted: August 4, 2023
Article in press: August 4, 2023
Published online: September 15, 2023
Core Tip

Core Tip: Synchronous colorectal liver metastases usually predict a poor prognosis. Nevertheless, given the costs of time and money and with little strong evidence of multidisciplinary team (MDT) effectiveness being reported, critiques of MDTs still persist. This study demonstrates that MDT management brings patients more opportunities for aggressive examination and treatment. Retrospective clinical data shows that the population of patients assessed by MDT meetings has higher 1-year and 5-year overall survival.