The role of positron emission tomography in selecting patients with metastatic cancer for adrenalectomy.

@article{Harrison2000TheRO,
  title={The role of positron emission tomography in selecting patients with metastatic cancer for adrenalectomy.},
  author={Jacqueline Harrison and Alya Ali and Philip D. Bonomi and Robert Prinz},
  journal={The American surgeon},
  year={2000},
  volume={66 5},
  pages={
          432-6; discussion 436-7
        }
}
Metastases to the adrenal glands usually signal disseminated disease. However, isolated metastases do occur that may be curable with adrenalectomy. Functional imaging with positron emission tomography (PET) can differentiate benign from malignant pathology and isolated from disseminated metastases. The purpose of this study was to determine whether PET scanning can influence the outcome of adrenalectomy for metastatic disease. We conducted a retrospective review of eight patients undergoing… CONTINUE READING