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Single-photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT) to Predict Peritoneal Chemotherapy

2014-07-23 21:12:25 | BioPortfolio

Summary

SPECT was performed in 51 patients after cytoreductive surgery in combination with intraperitoneal chemotherapy. The detected volume was compared to the number of subsequent sequential postoperative intraperitoneal chemotherapy courses that could be performed without further surgical intervention. SPECT data was found to predict feasibility of sequential postoperative intraperitoneal chemotherapy.

Study Design

Observational Model: Case-Only

Conditions

Peritoneal Carcinomatosis

Location

Dept of Surgical Sciences, Section of Surgery
S-751 85 Uppsala
Sweden

Status

Completed

Source

Uppsala University

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-23T21:12:25-0400

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