Preoperative Work-up: PET and PET-CT
Esophageal cancer is characterized by an overall poor prognosis. Due to late onset of symptoms and early metastatic spread, only about 15–20% of patients undergo curative resection . Accurate staging in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is essential to decide the correct therapeutic strategy. Currently, a limited number of patients are candidates for curative resection while in those with advanced-stage disease a combination of neoadjuvant chemotherapy and/or radiotherapy followed by surgery is recommended.
KeywordsPositron Emission Tomography Squamous Cell Carcinoma Esophageal Cancer Esophageal Squamous Cell Carcinoma Curative Resection
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