PET scanning in plastic and reconstructive surgery

Liodaki Eirini*, Liodakis Emmanouil, Papadopoulos Othonas, MacHens Hans-Günther, Papadopulos A. Nikolaos

*Corresponding author for this work
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In this report we highlight the use of PET scan in plastic and reconstructive surgery. PET scanning is a very important tool in plastic surgery oncology (melanoma, soft-tissue sarcomas and bone sarcomas, head and neck cancer, peripheral nerve sheath tumors of the extremities and breast cancer after breast esthetic surgery), as diagnosis, staging, treatment planning and follow-up of cancer patients is based on imaging. PET scanning seems also to be useful as a flap monitoring system as well as an infection's imaging tool, for example in the management of diabetic foot ulcer. PET also contributes to the understanding of pathophysiology of keloids which remain a therapeutic challenge.

Original languageEnglish
JournalAnnals of Nuclear Medicine
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)115-122
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 01.02.2012


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