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Artif Intell Gastroenterol. Apr 28, 2022; 3(2): 28-35
Published online Apr 28, 2022. doi: 10.35712/aig.v3.i2.28
Liver surgery for colorectal metastasis: New paths and new goals with the help of artificial intelligence
Valeria Tonini, Gabriele Vigutto, Riccardo Donati
Valeria Tonini, Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, Sant' Orsola Hospital University of Bologna, Bologna 40138, Italy
Gabriele Vigutto, Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, St Orsola Hospital, University of Bologna, Bologna 40138, Italy
Riccardo Donati, Department of Electrical, Electronic and Information Engineering ”Guglielmo Marconi” (DEI), University of Bologna, Bologna 40138, Italy
Author contributions: Tonini V, Vigutto G, and Donati R wrote the paper together and equally contributed to the final manuscript; all authors have read and approved the final manuscript.
Conflict-of-interest statement: The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.
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Corresponding author: Valeria Tonini, MD, PhD, Professor, Surgeon, Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, University of Bologna, Sant' Orsola Hospital, Via Massarenti 9, Bologna 40138, Italy.
Received: December 20, 2021
Peer-review started: December 21, 2021
First decision: March 12, 2022
Revised: March 28, 2022
Accepted: April 19, 2022
Article in press: April 19, 2022
Published online: April 28, 2022
Core Tip

Core Tip: Colon cancer is one of the most frequent cancers that unfortunately has a high risk of metastatic spread especially to the liver. The treatment of liver metastases is multidisciplinary, but surgery remains undoubtedly the main act. The results in the treatment of liver metastases have improved significantly over the years, but we continue to seek further paths of improvement. A new path, to which we currently entrust many hopes, is that of artificial intelligence, which could bring revolutionary solutions both in the diagnosis of liver metastases, and as a useful guide for surgical techniques. The purpose of this article is to summarize the latest news reported in the literature and possible research developments on this topic.