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Test performance of PET-CT for mediastinal lymph node staging of pulmonary carcinoid tumours

Friday, August 15, 2014

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Holly A Pattenden, Maria Leung, Emma Beddow, Michael Dusmet, Andrew G Nicholson, Michael Shackcloth, Saifullah Mohamed, Adnan Darr, Babu Naidu, Swetha Iyer, Adrian Marchbank, Amy Greenwood, Doug West, Felice Granato, Alan Kirk, Priyadharshanan Ariyaratnam, Mahmoud Loubani, Eric Lim

This retrospective study involving 7 institutions evaluated the utility of PET for mediastinal staging in patients who had undergone resection of pulmlonary carcinoid tumors and nodal dissection.  88% of pts had typical carcinoid tumors.  The sensitivity of PET was only 33%, whereas the specificity was 94%.   

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