Dr Varun Babu and Dr Henry Knipe et al.

Oligometastases refers to distant disease that is limited in number and distribution, Niibe et al. defined this as ≤5 metastatic/recurrent lesions with control of the primary lesion 1,2. These metastases can be treated with local measures (surgery, radiation therapy, etc.) with the aim of increasing survival. This is a shift from traditional thinking where metastatic disease was considered end-stage disease with limited treatment options. 

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rID: 48576
System: Oncology
Section: Gamuts
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Oligometastasis

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