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Chemotherapy-Induced Splenic Enlargement and Perioperative Complications in Patients Undergoing Hepatic Resection of Metastatic Colorectal Cancer

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Hematology Oncology
Gastroenterology
Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology

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Simpson et al monitored the change in splenic volume associated with chemotherapy in patients undergoing hepatic resection for metastatic colorectal cancer. Patients with a significant increase in splenic volume were at greater risk for complications following surgery. The authors are from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Vanderbilt University.

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