Indium-111 octreotide scintigraphy of Merkel cell carcinomas and their metastases.

  title={Indium-111 octreotide scintigraphy of Merkel cell carcinomas and their metastases.},
  author={P Guitera-Rovel and Jean D Lumbroso and M S Gautier-Gougis and Alain Spatz and Sandrine Mercier and Alvaro Margulis and G{\'e}rard Mamelle and F. Christopher Kolb and Eric Lartigau and M F Avril},
  journal={Annals of oncology : official journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology},
  volume={12 6},
BACKGROUND Somatostatin receptor scintigraphy (SRS) may be of interest for staging Merkel Cell Carcinoma (MCC). This study was undertaken to evaluate the sensitivity and specificity of SRS and to determine its role compared to conventional investigations. PATIENTS AND METHODS From 1993 to December 2000, 20 patients (10 females and 10 males, aged from 38 to 88, mean 66 years) were included prospectively. At the time of SRS: 12 patients had been diagnosed as having stage I disease, 6 stage II… CONTINUE READING


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