Authors report their initial experience about RIGS. Analysis has regarded 20 patients submitted to surgery for colorectal carcinoma from October 1988 until October 1990. The technique, based on intra-operative detection by a hand-held probe of a radio-labeled MoAb reacting with an antigen localized in many epithelial tumors, has showed encouraging results. Most evident limits are TAG 72 absence and pre-op waiting. Probe technical improvement, shorter time between MoAb injection and surgery, most specific MoAb detection are the goals to release RIGS like a routine intra-operative staging technique.
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - 1991|
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