A suspected [18F]fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography-negative metastatic lymph node successfully diagnosed by laparoscopic staging in esophageal cancer: Report of two cases

Atsushi Takeno, Shuji Takiguchi, Makoto Yamasaki, Hiroshi Miyata, Ryohei Kawabata, Yoichiro Nushijima, Tomoki Makino, Yoshiyuki Fujiwara, Kiyokazu Nakajima, Toshiro Nishida, Masaki Mori, Yuichiro Doki

研究成果: ジャーナルへの寄稿学術誌査読

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An accurate preoperative staging is important for selecting an appropriate therapy for esophageal cancer. In particular, diagnosis of lymph node metastases influences the indication for radical surgery. [18F] Fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (FDG-PET) has been widely applied primarily as a useful tool for initial staging of esophageal cancer. However, false-negative cases sometimes make it difficult to select the appropriate treatment. We report two patients with esophageal cancer and PET-negative enlarged lymph node successfully diagnosed by laparoscopic sampling. This procedure did not only allow accurate histopathological staging, but also helped to select the optimal minimally invasive management. This technique can be recommended for patients with esophageal cancer in whom the diagnosis of enlarged lymph node cannot be confirmed by preoperative imaging.

本文言語英語
ページ(範囲)888-891
ページ数4
ジャーナルSurgery today
39
10
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出版ステータス出版済み - 10月 2009
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