Personal experience on the use of 111In-DTPA-octreotide scintigraphy (Octreoscan) in the staging of neuroendocrine and non-neuroendocrine tumors of the lung is reported. From July 1995 to May 1996 26 scintigraphic studies were performed in patients affected by lung cancer at the Department of Thoracic Surgery and at the Service of Nuclear Medicine of the University of Turin. The scintigraphy allowed to detect the lesion in all the neuroendocrine tumors and in 63.2% of the non neuroendocrine ones. Their preliminary results are discussed and stress is laid on the importance of this scintigraphic procedure in the staging and the follow-up of neoplastic patients.
RISULTATI PRELIMINARI SULL'UTILIZZO DELLA SCINTIGRAFIA CON OCTREOTIDE RADIOMARCATO COME METODICA DI DIAGNOSI DELLE NEOPLASIE NEUROENDOCRINE E NON NEUROENDOCRINE DEL POLMONE [Preliminary results on the use of scintigraphy with radiolabelled octreotide as diagnostic method in neuroendocrine and nonendocrine neoplasms of the lung] / Oliaro, Alberto; Filosso, Pier Luigi; Bellò, M; Casadio, C; Muni, A; Angusti, T; Masaneo, I; Bisi, Gianni; Maggi, G.. - In: MINERVA CHIRURGICA. - ISSN 0026-4733. - 52:(1997), pp. 1335-1338.