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Papillary thyroid microcarcinoma (PTMC): prognostic factors, management and outcome in 403 patients.
AIM To investigate an "optimal" therapeutic management of patients with papillary thyroid microcarcinoma (PTMC). METHODS We evaluated a group of 403 consecutive patients affected by PTMC operatedExpand
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Natural history, diagnosis, treatment and outcome of medullary thyroid cancer: 37 years experience on 157 patients.
AIM The analysis of a 37-year retrospective study on diagnosis, prognostic variables, treatment and outcome of a large group of medullary thyroid cancer (MTC) patients was conducted, in order to planExpand
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Aggressive Papillary Thyroid Microcarcinoma: Prognostic Factors and Therapeutic Strategy
Background and Aim Papillary thyroid carcinomas smaller than 1 cm are classified as papillary microcarcinomas (PMCs). Papillary microcarcinomas are usually considered low-risk tumors; however in someExpand
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Role of 18F-FDG PET–CT imaging for the detection of an unknown primary tumour: preliminary results in 21 patients
PurposeMetastatic cancer of unknown primary origin is a syndrome characterised by a poor prognosis, with a typical survival rate from diagnosis of no longer than 1 year. Only 20–27% of primaryExpand
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18F-FDG PET/CT in the assessment of carcinoma of unknown primary origin
Purpose.Metastatic cancers of unknown primary origin are characterised by a poor prognosis, with a survival rate from diagnosis of approximately 12 months. Conventional radiological imaging allowsExpand
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Long-term prognostic value of 18F-FDG PET in patients with locally advanced rectal cancer previously treated with neoadjuvant radiochemotherapy.
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to assess the prognostic value of (18)F-FDG PET performed at restaging in patients with locally advanced rectal cancer who previously underwent neoadjuvantExpand
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Fifteen different 18F-FDG PET/CT qualitative and quantitative parameters investigated as pathological response predictors of locally advanced rectal cancer treated by neoadjuvant chemoradiation
PurposeThe aim of this study was to correlate qualitative visual response and various PET quantification factors with the tumour regression grade (TRG) classification of pathological response toExpand
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Feasibility and long-term results of focused radioguided parathyroidectomy using a "low" 37 MBq (1 mCi) 99mTc-sestamibi protocol
Aim of the present study was to investigate the feasibility and long-term results of focused radioguided parathyroidectomy using a "low" 37 MBq (1 mCi) 99mTc-sestamibi dose protocol compared toExpand
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The role of 18F-FDG PET/CT in detecting metastatic deposits of recurrent medullary thyroid carcinoma: a prospective study.
AIM To assess the diagnostic role of 18F-FDG PET/CT performed with a hybrid tomograph in the detection of tumoral deposits of recurrent medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC). METHODS Nineteen MTCExpand
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Role of 18F-choline PET/CT in suspicion of relapse following definitive radiotherapy for prostate cancer
PurposeThe aims of the study were (a) to evaluate the diagnostic role, by means of positive detection rate (PDR), of 18F-choline (CH) positron emission tomography (PET)/CT in patients with prostateExpand
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