Journal article

COMPUTED-TOMOGRAPHY AND MAGNETIC-RESONANCE-IMAGING BEFORE SALVAGE CYSTECTOMY

AK DIXON, AM DEANE, PT DOYLE

BRITISH JOURNAL OF UROLOGY | BLACKWELL SCIENCE LTD | Published : 1990

Abstract

Nine patients who developed recurrence of bladder carcinoma following radical radiotherapy were assessed for salvage cystectomy by computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to predict extravesical spread. Both tests correctly identified a patient with such advanced local disease that surgery was deemed inappropriate at examination under anaesthesia and both tests indicated that surgery might be difficult in a further patient with inoperable disease. Both tests demonstrated abnormalities in the perivesical and pelvic fat planes in all patients but they had difficulty in distinguishing between malignant infiltration and the effects of radiotherapy. Nevertheless, each test i..

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