Preoperative localization of endocrine pancreatic tumours by intra-arterial dynamic computed tomography
1990 (English)In: Acta Radiologica, ISSN 0284-1851, E-ISSN 1600-0455, Vol. 31, no 2, 171-175 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Eleven patients with biochemically confirmed endocrine pancreatic tumours were examined with intra-arterial (i.a.) dynamic computed tomography (CT) and angiography preoperatively. Seven of the patients suffered from the multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 (MEN-1) syndrome. All patients were operated upon and surgical palpation and ultrasound were the peroperative localization methods. Of the 33 tumours which were found at histopathologic analysis of the resected specimens in the 11 patients, 7 tumours in 7 patients were correctly localized by both i.a. dynamic CT and angiography. Six patients with MEN-1 syndrome had multiple tumours and this group of patients together had 28 tumours, of which 5 (18%) were localized preoperatively by both CT and angiography. I.a. dynamic CT, with the technique used by us, does not seem to improve the localization of endocrine pancreatic tumours, especially in the rare group of MEN-1 patients, as compared with angiography.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
1990. Vol. 31, no 2, 171-175 p.
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-149094PubMedID: 1973617OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-149094DiVA: diva2:403962