Role of positron emission tomography-computed tomography in the management of anal cancer.

@article{Mistrangelo2012RoleOP,
  title={Role of positron emission tomography-computed tomography in the management of anal cancer.},
  author={Massimiliano Mistrangelo and Ettore Pelosi and Marilena Bell{\`o} and Umberto Ricardi and Enrica Milanesi and Paola Cassoni and Massimo Baccega and Claudia Filippini and Patrizia Racca and Adriana Lesca and Fernando H. Munoz and Gianluca Fora and Andrea Skanjeti and Francesca Cravero and Mario Morino},
  journal={International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics},
  year={2012},
  volume={84 1},
  pages={66-72}
}
PURPOSE Pre- and post-treatment staging of anal cancer are often inaccurate. The role of positron emission tomograpy-computed tomography (PET-CT) in anal cancer is yet to be defined. The aim of the study was to compare PET-CT with CT scan, sentinel node biopsy results of inguinal lymph nodes, and anal biopsy results in staging and in follow-up of anal cancer. METHODS AND MATERIALS Fifty-three consecutive patients diagnosed with anal cancer underwent PET-CT. Results were compared with computed… CONTINUE READING

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