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Use of (18)F-FDG PET/CT to locate primary malignancies in patients with hepatic cirrhosis and malignant ascites.
|Title||Use of (18)F-FDG PET/CT to locate primary malignancies in patients with hepatic cirrhosis and malignant ascites.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2013|
|Authors||Fan H-B, Wang A-J, Yang D-L, Xiao J, Ai Y, Huang L, Guo Y, Zhou M-X, Wu J-J, Li Z, Yan F-M, Wang Y-M|
|Journal||Chinese journal of cancer research = Chung-kuo yen cheng yen chiu|
|Date Published||2013 Oct|
Ascites in patients with hepatic cirrhosis is caused by cirrhosis in most cases. For most malignant ascites, the primary malignancy could be readily identified using conventional imaging methods, e.g., computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). However, in a small fraction of the patients, the primary malignancy remains occult even with these examinations. In this retrospective study, we assessed the usefulness of (18)F-FDG PET/CT in patients with hepatic cirrhosis and malignant ascites of otherwise unknown origin.
|Alternate Journal||Chin. J. Cancer Res.|