IMR Press / EJGO / Volume 8 / Issue 2 / pii/1987012

European Journal of Gynaecological Oncology (EJGO) is published by IMR Press from Volume 40 Issue 1 (2019). Previous articles were published by another publisher on a subscription basis, and they are hosted by IMR Press on as a courtesy and upon agreement with S.O.G.

Original Research

Radical isotope surgery: An enrichment for the surgical therapy of gynecological malignancies

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1 First Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology - Univeristy of Vienna, Austria
Eur. J. Gynaecol. Oncol. 1987, 8(2), 71–75;
Published: 10 April 1987

Intraoperative lymphscintigra phy during radical isotope surgery was performed in 242 patients suffering from cervical cancer and 1 70 patients with breast carcinoma. The results show a decreased rate of recurrence mortality in cervical cancer stage I and a decreased rate of recurrencies and metastases in breast carcinoma. In ovarian cancer patients radiommunoscintigraphy was introduced in the diagnostic procedure and is now performed intraoperatively. The results show a high positive prediction value of 93%. In 5 out of 28 patients radioimmunoscintigraphy identified tumor regrowth while all other methods failed.

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