Preoperative FDG-PET-scan in patients with resectable colorectal liver metastases does not improve overall survival: a retrospective analyses stratified by clinical risk score.

@article{Ayez2013PreoperativeFI,
  title={Preoperative FDG-PET-scan in patients with resectable colorectal liver metastases does not improve overall survival: a retrospective analyses stratified by clinical risk score.},
  author={Ninos Ayez and Jannemarie de Ridder and Bastiaan Wiering and Wim J. G. Oyen and Johannes H W de Wilt and Cornelis Verhoef},
  journal={Digestive surgery},
  year={2013},
  volume={30 4-6},
  pages={451-8}
}
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to determine whether selection with fluorine-18-deoxyglucose positron emission tomography (FDG-PET) imaging would result in an improved outcome in surgically treated patients with curative resection of colorectal liver metastases (CRLM), stratified by the clinical risk score (CRS) of Fong et al. [Ann Surg 1999;230:309-318]. PATIENTS AND METHODS Between January 2000 and December 2009, all patients who underwent resection for CRLM from two different… CONTINUE READING