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Human health sciences : Radiology, nuclear medicine & imaging
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/5517
Interet clinique de la tomographie a emission de positons dans la detection et le bilan d'extension des recidives des cancers colorectaux
French
[en] Clinical Value of Positron Emission Tomography in the Detection and Staging of Recurrent Colorectal Cancer
Hustinx, Roland mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département des sciences cliniques > Médecine nucléaire]
Paulus, P. [> > > >]
Daenen, Frédéric [Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Liège - CHU > > Médecine nucléaire >]
Detroz, Bernard mailto [Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Liège - CHU > > Chirurgie abdominale- endocrinienne et de transplantation >]
Honore, Pierre mailto [Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Liège - CHU > > Chirurgie abdominale- endocrinienne et de transplantation >]
Comhair, Nicole [Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Liège - CHU > > Administration des patients - Expédition >]
Rigo, Pierre mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département des sciences de la motricité > Pathologie générale et médecine nucléaire >]
Mar-1999
Gastroentérologie Clinique et Biologique
Masson
23
3
323-9
Yes (verified by ORBi)
International
0399-8320
Paris
France
[en] BACKGROUND: Positron emission tomography (PET) has been shown useful for the staging of patients with various carcinomas. METHODS: We have applied this technique to 54 cases of colorectal carcinoma and compared it to conventional imaging techniques. RESULTS: PET had moderately higher sensitivity and specificity than conventional techniques to detect individual lesion sites (75% vs 70.8% and 63% vs 21% respectively). It detected the same number of patients with recurrences (35/39) but overestimated disease less frequently (5 cases vs 12). PET favorably influenced therapeutic management in 17 patients, indicating different or additional surgery in 9 while avoiding surgery with curative intent or unnecessary surgery in 8. In 5 cases, erroneous information provided by PET could be corrected by conventional imaging techniques. CONCLUSION: We conclude that PET appears to provide complementary information useful for staging patients with colorectal carcinomas. It can significantly modify patients management. These data should be confirmed by a prospective study.
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/5517

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