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Lack of value of routine preoperative bone and liver scans in cystectomy candidates.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7230333     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A retrospective review of 341 patients with bladder cancer revealed 58 candidates for cystectomy. These patients were evaluated preoperatively by radionuclide bone and/or liver scans in an attempt to increase the accuracy of clinical staging. In the face of a normal history, physical examination, liver function tests or serum alkaline phosphatase routine preoperative bone and liver scans in cystectomy candidates did not contribute significantly to clinical staging or choice of treatment. Since liver and bone scans add significantly to the cost of the illness their use should not be routine but reserved only for those special cases when they are indicated.
G L Berger; R W Sadlowski; J R Sharpe; R P Finney
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of urology     Volume:  125     ISSN:  0022-5347     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Urol.     Publication Date:  1981 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1981-07-23     Completed Date:  1981-07-23     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376374     Medline TA:  J Urol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  637-9     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Bone and Bones / radionuclide imaging*
Carcinoma, Transitional Cell / pathology,  radiography,  surgery
Liver / radionuclide imaging*
Preoperative Care*
Retrospective Studies
Urinary Bladder Neoplasms / pathology,  radiography,  surgery*

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