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Table 2 The number of patients with liver metastases classified as synchronous vs. metachronous according to the different defining time points.

From: Synchronous and metachronous liver metastases in patients with colorectal cancer—towards a clinically relevant definition

Time point Synchronous Metachronous
Total Resected Non-resected Total Resected Non-resected
Primary tumour diagnosis/surgery 155 26 129 117 39 78
Three months post-primary tumour diagnosis/surgery 174 29 145 98 36 62
Six months post-primary tumour diagnosis/surgery 186 34 152 86 31 55
Twelve months post-primary tumour diagnosis/surgery 207 39 168 65 26 39