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Avoidance of invasive diagnostic and harmful therapeutic measures in a patient with malignant fibrous histiocytoma and extensive clinically occult metastases.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19806854     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Malignant fibrous histiocytomas are rare soft-tissue sarcomas of uncertain histogenesis but represent the most common soft-tissue sarcomas in adults. In this report of a 70-year-old male patient suffering from this rare malignant disease, we describe the diagnostic benefits of combined functional and morphological imaging as realized in positron emission tomography and computed tomography, helping to avoid invasive diagnostic methods and, most importantly, harmful and quality-of-life-reducing, oncologically ineffective therapies.
Authors:
Jan Bucerius; Bettina Buchholz; Holger Strunk; Holger Palmedo; Hans-Jürgen Biersack
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the National Medical Association     Volume:  101     ISSN:  0027-9684     ISO Abbreviation:  J Natl Med Assoc     Publication Date:  2009 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-10-07     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7503090     Medline TA:  J Natl Med Assoc     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  953-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Nuclear Medicine, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany. jan.bucerius@ukb.uni-bonn.de
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