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PET/CT in the management of metastatic cervical lymphadenopathy from unknown primary site: a seven years retrospective study.

Authors
  • Barbosa, M
  • Duarte, H
  • Breda, E
  • Monteiro, E
Type
Published Article
Journal
Revue de laryngologie - otologie - rhinologie
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2013
Volume
134
Issue
2
Pages
89–94
Identifiers
PMID: 24683818
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

PET/CT showed to be an useful tool when searching for primary tumours whether metastasis were supraclavicular or located in higher levels of the neck. Despite its good accuracy and detection of tumours previously undetected by EUA with biopsies (missed mainly due to sampling error), up-front negative scan shouldn't preclude performing endoscopies. Being evident that both tools are helpful. It was not possible in this study to find any evidence that could show which one of these two exams should be performed first.

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