The role of positron emission tomography in the management of recurrent colorectal cancer: a review.

@article{Watson2007TheRO,
  title={The role of positron emission tomography in the management of recurrent colorectal cancer: a review.},
  author={Angus J. M. Watson and Simi Lolohea and G. Robertson and Frank A Frizelle},
  journal={Diseases of the colon and rectum},
  year={2007},
  volume={50 1},
  pages={102-14}
}
PURPOSE Surgery remains the only option for potential cure in patients with recurrent colorectal cancer. Accurate staging modalities aid in the avoidance of futile surgery, which may result in considerable morbidity in patients with incurable disease. Current imaging techniques used in disease staging often are not sensitive enough to identify low-volume metastatic disease. This study reviews the role of positron emission tomography in the assessment of patients with suspected recurrent… CONTINUE READING

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