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