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18F-FDG PET for Diagnosis and Response Assessment for Aggressive NK Cell Leukemia.
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PMID:  23751830     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Aggressive natural killer cell leukemia (ANKL) is a rare malignant disorder of mature NK cells characterized by aggressive clinical course and poor outcome. The commonly involved sites are peripheral blood, bone marrow, liver, and spleen, but any organ can show involvement. We report a case of ANKL diagnosed and assessed the clinical response with F-FDG PET. Pretreatment and posttreatment FDG PET/CT showed a high correlation with pathologic diagnosis and staging as well as in the follow-up assessment of the clinical response. FDG PET could be a valuable tool enabling comprehensive staging and follow-up of ANKL.
Authors:
Jeong A Park
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-6-7
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical nuclear medicine     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1536-0229     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Nucl Med     Publication Date:  2013 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-6-11     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7611109     Medline TA:  Clin Nucl Med     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
From the Department of Pediatrics, Haeundae Paik Hospital, Inje University College of Medicine, Busan, Korea.
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