Diagnostic Accuracy of 68Gallium Positron Emission Tomography (68Ga PET), Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS) and Computed Tomography in the Assessment of Lymphnode Metastases by Nonfunctioning Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Neoplasms


Introduction: The presence of nodal metastasis is one of the most important predictive factors for recurrence after radical surgery for nonfunctioning Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Neoplasms (NF-PanNEN). Nevertheless, it is not clear which is the best diagnostic examination to identify preoperatively lymphnodal metastasis.

Aim(s): To determine the accuracy of preoperative staging in detecting nodal metastases in patients affected by sporadic NF-PanNEN

Materials and methods: Patients undergoing radical surgery for sporadic NF-PanNEN were prospectively enrolled in the DETECTYON trial (NCT03918759). Sensitivity and specificity of contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CECT) scan, 68Gallium-PET and endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS) in predicting presence of lymphnodal metastases were analyzed.

Conference: 17th Annual ENETSConcerence (2020)

Presenting Author: Giannone F

Authors: Giannone F, Muffatti F, Partelli S, Andreasi V, Guarneri G,

Keywords: imaging, lymph node, metastases,

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