Table 6

AES immunoscintigraphy and RIGS influence on surgical management

Patient no.ImmunoscintigraphyRIGS
1No changeNo change
2No changeNo change
3+++++++
Occult metastases detected, sternotomy decidedSmall tumor lymph node detected by RIGS and resected. CT normalization.
4++++
Occult metastases detected, sternotomy decidedMore complete surgery. Persistence of the disease.
5No change+++
Unknown small tumor lymph node detected by RIGS and resected. CT normalization.
6Second unnecessary surgery (false-positive inflammatory site on postoperative images)+
More complete surgery Persistence of the disease.
7++++Not done.
8total resection not feasibleNo change
No change
9++++
Occult metastases detected, sternotomy decidedMore complete surgery. Persistence of the disease.
10+
Surgery decidedMore complete surgery. Persistence of the disease.
11Total resection not feasible. No change. visualization of multiple hepatic metastases.No change
12Right side unnecessary dissectionNo change
13No changeNo change