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Table 6

AES immunoscintigraphy and RIGS influence on surgical management

Patient no.ImmunoscintigraphyRIGS
No change No change 
No change No change 
+++ ++++ 
 Occult metastases detected, sternotomy decided Small tumor lymph node detected by RIGS and resected. CT normalization. 
+++ 
 Occult metastases detected, sternotomy decided More complete surgery. Persistence of the disease. 
No change +++ 
  Unknown small tumor lymph node detected by RIGS and resected. CT normalization. 
Second unnecessary surgery (false-positive inflammatory site on postoperative images) 
 More complete surgery Persistence of the disease.  
++++ Not done. 
total resection not feasible No change 
 No change  
+++ 
 Occult metastases detected, sternotomy decided More complete surgery. Persistence of the disease. 
10  
 Surgery decided More complete surgery. Persistence of the disease. 
11 Total resection not feasible. No change. visualization of multiple hepatic metastases. No change 
12 Right side unnecessary dissection No change 
13 No change No change 
Patient no.ImmunoscintigraphyRIGS
No change No change 
No change No change 
+++ ++++ 
 Occult metastases detected, sternotomy decided Small tumor lymph node detected by RIGS and resected. CT normalization. 
+++ 
 Occult metastases detected, sternotomy decided More complete surgery. Persistence of the disease. 
No change +++ 
  Unknown small tumor lymph node detected by RIGS and resected. CT normalization. 
Second unnecessary surgery (false-positive inflammatory site on postoperative images) 
 More complete surgery Persistence of the disease.  
++++ Not done. 
total resection not feasible No change 
 No change  
+++ 
 Occult metastases detected, sternotomy decided More complete surgery. Persistence of the disease. 
10  
 Surgery decided More complete surgery. Persistence of the disease. 
11 Total resection not feasible. No change. visualization of multiple hepatic metastases. No change 
12 Right side unnecessary dissection No change 
13 No change No change 
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