Surgery in the Treatment of Recurrent and Metastatic Cancer

  • J. Pettavel
  • J. Costa
  • P. Douglas
  • A. Besson
  • M. Savary
  • N. De Tribolet


Recurrent carcinoma is the name given to cancer in part of an organ, or adjacent tissue, left intact at the time of initial, supposedly curative surgery. An interval between primary resection and secondary exploration is important. Late recurrence must be distinguished from a second independent primary tumour and from the late development of multifocal cancer. Correct staging of recurrent cancer must be carried out in order to ascertain whether curative treatment is still possible or whether only palliation can be considered.


Brain Metastasis Parotid Gland Hepatic Metastasis Salvage Surgery Local Relapse 
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  • J. Pettavel
  • J. Costa
  • P. Douglas
  • A. Besson
  • M. Savary
  • N. De Tribolet

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