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ECR 2019 / C-2849
PET CT in Carcinoma of unknown primary. Is it all about finding the primary ?
Congress: ECR 2019
Poster No.: C-2849
Type: Educational Exhibit
Keywords: Tissue characterisation, Metastases, Cancer, Diagnostic procedure, PET-CT, Oncology, Nuclear medicine, Molecular imaging
Authors: R. N. Jayan1, L. O'Mahony1, E. Mulvihill1, R. A. fernando2, N. Seshadri2, R. S. Dwarkanath2, E. Ahmed1; 1Liverpool/UK, 2Liverpool /UK


1Cancer Research UK. [No date]. Cancer of unknown primary statistics. [Online]. [Accessed December 2018]. Available from:

2 National institute for Heath and Care Excellence. 2010. Metastatic malignant disease of unknown primary origin in adults: diagnosis and management. [CG104]. [Online]. London: National institute for Heath and Care Excellence. [Accessed December 2018]. Available from:

3Ettinger DS, Agulnik M, Cates JM, et al. NCCN clinical practice guidelines in oncology: occult primary. J Natl Compr Cancer Netw. 2011;9:1358-95.

4Cetin Avci N, Hatipoglu F, Alacacaioglu A, Bayar EE, Bural GG. FDG PET/CT and Conventional Imaging Method in Cancer of Unknown Primary: an Approach to Overscanning. Nucl Med Mol Imaging. 2018;52(6):438-444.

5Burglin SA, Hess S, Høilund-Carlsen PF, Gerke O. 18F-FDG PET/CT for detection of the primary tumour in adults with extracervical metastases from cancer of unknown: A systematic review and meta-anaylsis. Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Apr;96(16):e6713.

6Moller AK, Loft A, Berthelsen AK, Damgaard Pedersen K, Graff J, Christensen CB et al. 18F-FDG PET/CT as a diagnostic tool in patients with extracervical carcinoma of unknown primary site: a literature review. Oncologist. 2011;16(4):445-51.


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