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The role of F-18-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography in the diagnosis, staging, and follow-up of cholangiocarcinoma

Authors
 Chang Mo Moon ; Seungmin Bang ; Jae Bock Chung 
Citation
 Surgical Oncology , Vol.20(1) : 10~17, 2011/03 
Journal Title
 Surgical Oncology 
ISSN
 0960-7404 
Issue Date
2011
Abstract
(18)F-Fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography ((18)FDG-PET) is a new diagnostic technique for the diagnosis and staging of cholangiocarcinoma. For diagnosis of a primary cholangiocarcinoma, (18)FDG-PET seems to be helpful to discriminate between malignant and benign lesions. However, the accuracy of (18)FDG-PET seems to be dependent on the anatomic location, growth pattern, and pathologic characteristics of the lesion. It has been proved that the accuracy of (18)FDG-PET is limited to detection of extrahepatic, infiltrating, and mucinous cholangiocarcinomas. Due to its lower sensitivity, (18)FDG-PET provides complementary rather than confirmative information in the diagnosis of regional lymph node metastasis. In contrast, it has high accuracy in detecting unsuspected distant metastases. The role of (18)FDG-PET in detecting cancer recurrence, monitoring treatment response, and predicting prognosis is still controversial.
URI
http://ir.ymlib.yonsei.ac.kr/handle/22282913/93484
DOI
10.1016/j.suronc.2009.08.003
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 http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0960740409001029
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