Introducing novel methods of investigation and treatment
Here the authors report two cases of metastatic melanoma resected with the assistance of an intraoperative handheld positron emission tomography (PET) probe. The probe was used to identify hypermetabolic lymph nodes and after resection the probe reading returned to background levels. At follow up the patients remained disease free.
The use of intraoperative PET probe to resect metastatic melanoma