Positron emission tomography as a diagnostic method and guide for surgical resection in colon cancer recurrence

Vicente Artigas, Pablo Maroto, Ramón Salazar, Manuel Rodríguez, Ana García, Eugenio Marcuello, Amaya Ramírez, Rosa Gallego, Beatriz Pardo

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Abstract

Because of the high frequency of tumoral recurrence in colorectal cancer, studies capable of determining the degree of dissemination (ultrasonography, computerized axial tomography, nuclear magnetic resonance imaging) are performed when evaluating the therapeutic possibilities of surgery. Positron emission tomography (PET) allows better staging of the extension of metastatic recurrence, as demonstrated in the two cases presented herein: one with a second recurrence in the mesenteric node and another with recurrence exclusively in the liver. In both cases the technique enabled radical resection of the tumoral recurrence. The impact of PET on the results of rescue surgery in colorectal cancer remains to be determined.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)175-177
JournalCirugia Espanola
Volume72
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2002

Keywords

  • Cancer
  • Colon
  • Oncology
  • Positron emission tomography (PET)
  • Recurrence

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