What is the role of somatostatin receptor lymphoscintigraphy in the evaluation of Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC)?

Updated: Jan 18, 2019
  • Author: Arjun S Joshi, MD; Chief Editor: Arlen D Meyers, MD, MBA  more...
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Scanning with radiolabeled octreotide (a somatostatin analog) has been used in the evaluation of disease extension.

The efficacy of this study is currently under investigation.


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