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Table 1 Suggested nomenclature

From: Imaging in disappearing colorectal liver metastases and their accuracy: a systematic review

Term Explanation
Residual CRLM DLM that became detectable by additional imaging
Remaining CRLM CRLM that never disappeared after chemotherapy
Complete pathological response (CPR) No viable cancer cells in resected DLM on histopathology
Complete clinical response (CCR) No recurrence of DLM left in situ during follow-up
Complete response (CR) CPR or CCR
  1. CRLM colorectal liver metastases, DLM disappearing liver metastases, CPR complete pathological response, CCR complete clinical response, CR complete response