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Revista Colombiana de Cancerología

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MARTI SAMPER, Alejandro. PET/CT with F18-FDG initial staging in patients with esophageal cancer. rev.colomb.cancerol. [online]. 2016, vol.20, n.3, pp.101-102. ISSN 0123-9015.

Esophageal cancer usually manifests as an advanced disease, in the staging process the most important advantage of the positron-emission tomography (18-F-FDG PET/CT) lies in its ability to detect distant metastases. This offers changes in therapy in approximately a third of patients, who are not eligible for surgical Management.

Keywords : Esophageal cancer; Metastasis; Positron-emission tomography.

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