Detection of Reasons for Unresectability with Different Imaging Methods in 27 Patients with Unresectable Disease

Patient no.SitePETUnenhanced PET/CTEnhanced PET/CTIntraoperative*Operation or intervention
1Liver metNDNDNDDDiagnostic LT
3Celiac trunk infiltrationNDNDDDWhipple with arterial graft
4PCNDDDDPalliative GE
5Lung metNDDDNDLeft resection
7PC, supraclavicular LN metNDDDFNP supraclavicular LN
8Liver metDDDTranscutaneous liver biopsy
9Bone and lung metBone met D, lung met NDDD
12Liver metDDDTranscutaneous liver biopsy
14Lung metNDDDWedge resection lung
16Lung metDDD
17Liver metDDDDTranscutaneous liver biopsy
18Liver metDDD
19Liver, lung, and bone metBone met D, liver and lung met NDBone and lung met D, liver met NDD
20Liver metNDNDDNDLeft resection
21Celiac trunk infiltration, PCNDNDDTranscutaneous ascites puncture
22PC, celiac trunk infiltrationDDD
23Celiac trunk infiltrationNDNDD
24Liver metDDD
25Liver metNDNDDDPalliative GE
26AMS infiltrationNDNDD
27Liver metNDNDDDDiagnostic LT
28Lung and bone metLung met ND, bone met DDD
40Lung metNDDDNDWhipple, lung wedge 2 mo later
41Liver metNDNDNDDPalliative GE
42Dorsal infiltrationNDNDNDDWhipple
43Dorsal infiltrationNDNDNDDPalliative GE
45PCNDNDNDDPalliative GE
  • * Intraoperative during abdominal surgery.

  • met = metastasis or metastases; ND = not detected with this method; D = detected with this method; LT = laparotomy; PC = peritoneal carcinomatosis; GE = gastroenterotomy; LN = lymph node; FNP = fine-needle puncture; AMS = superior mesenteric artery.