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Rev Stomatol Chir Maxillofac. 2008 Apr;109(2):86-90. doi: 10.1016/j.stomax.2007.11.002. Epub 2008 Jan 18.

[Role of PET-CT with 18-FDG in the management of UADT squamous-cell carcinomas: a retrospective study of 43 cases].

[Article in French]

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Service de chirurgie maxillofaciale, CHU Pellegrin, place Amélie-Raba-Léon, 33076 Bordeaux cedex, France. anne-sophie.ricard@chu-bordeaux.fr

Abstract

INTRODUCTION:

The aim of our retrospective study was to evaluate the role of PET-CT in the management of upper-aerodigestive tract (UADT) squamous-cell carcinomas.

MATERIAL AND METHODS:

Our study included 43 patients with UADT squamous-cell carcinomas having undergone PET-CT for: initial staging (n=20), diagnosis of recurrent disease (n=16), and response to treatment (n=7).

RESULTS:

PET-CT diagnosed distant metastases missed by conventional imaging in four patients (20%) in initial staging, four patients (25%) in diagnosis of recurrent disease, and two patients (29%) in response to treatment. Overall, PET-CT induced a shift in the management of 10 patients (28%).

DISCUSSION:

Our study and other publications suggest that PET-CT should be used in: initial staging in Stage III and IV; detection of recurrent disease; and evaluation of treatment response.

PMID:
18207477
DOI:
10.1016/j.stomax.2007.11.002
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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