Metastases from Unknown Primary Tumor. PET-FDG as Initial Diagnostic Procedure?

  title={Metastases from Unknown Primary Tumor. PET-FDG as Initial Diagnostic Procedure?},
  author={Lonneux and Reffad},
  journal={Clinical positron imaging : official journal of the Institute for Clinical P.E.T},
  volume={3 4},
  • Lonneux, Reffad
  • Published 2000 in
    Clinical positron imaging : official journal of…
Purpose: To analyze the efficacy and impact on management of PET-FDG in patients with metastases from unknown primary tumor.Procedures: Retrospective analysis of 24 patients referred to the PET center for metastasis of unknown primary after a negative imaging workup. PET results were validated by means of oriented imaging, follow-up or biopsy when ethically justified.Results: PET identified the primary tumor in 13/24 (54%) of patients: breast (n = 1), lung (n = 9), colon (n = 1), stomach (n = 1… CONTINUE READING


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