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(18)F-FDG-PET/CT predicts survival in hypopharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma.
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PMID:  23337965     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
OBJECTIVES: We investigated the relationship between overall survival of patients and pretreatment [(18)F]-2-fluorodeoxyglucose ((18)F-FDG) uptake, assessed by positron emission tomography combined with computed tomography (PET/CT) in hypopharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma. METHODS: Thirty-one patients who were newly diagnosed as resectable hypopharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma underwent pretreatment (18)F-FDG-PET/CT. We used the maximum standardized uptake value (SUVmax) as (18)F-FDG uptake. Overall survival rate was calculated by the Kaplan-Meier method. RESULTS: The median SUVmax was 11.53 (range 2.49-22.33). Patients with SUVmax ≥ 13 significantly exhibited shorter overall survival in univariate analysis (p < 0.01). Moreover, by Cox proportional hazards model of multivariate analysis, SUVmax ≥ 13 was a significant prognostic factor independent of clinical T and N classification, and treatment group (p < 0.02). CONCLUSIONS: These results suggested that SUVmax obtained by pretreatment (18)F-FDG PET/CT assessment is an important prognostic factor in patients with hypopharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma.
Hidenori Suzuki; Katsuhiko Kato; Yasushi Fujimoto; Yoshiyuki Itoh; Mariko Hiramatsu; Takashi Maruo; Shinji Naganawa; Yasuhisa Hasegawa; Tsutomu Nakashima
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-1-22
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of nuclear medicine     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1864-6433     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann Nucl Med     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-1-22     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8913398     Medline TA:  Ann Nucl Med     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Head and Neck Surgery, Aichi Cancer Center Hospital, 1-1 Kanokoden, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya, 464-8681, Japan,
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