Ramin Sadeghi

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BACKGROUND We reviewed the available literature on the accuracy of sentinel node mapping in the lymph nodal staging of uterine cervical cancers. METHODS MEDLINE and Scopus were searched by using "sentinel AND (cervix OR cervical)" as key words. Studies evaluating the accuracy of sentinel node mapping in the lymph nodal staging of uterine cervical cancers(More)
BACKGROUND Some studies reported the usefulness of fluorine-18-fluorodeoxyglucose (18F-FDG) positron emission tomography (PET) and PET/computed tomography (CT) in patients with Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC). OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to systematically review and meta-analyze published data about the diagnostic performance of 18F-FDG PET and PET/CT(More)
PURPOSE Sentinel lymph node biopsy is emerging as a promising method for inguinal lymph node staging of penile squamous cell carcinoma. In the current systematic review we evaluated the accuracy of sentinel lymph node biopsy for inguinal lymph node staging of penile squamous cell carcinoma and studied possible influential factors. MATERIALS AND METHODS(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of the article was to systematically review published data about the relationship between prostate-specific antigen (PSA) kinetics, including PSA doubling time (PSAdt) and PSA velocity (PSAvel), and detection rate (DR) of positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) using radiolabelled choline in restaging prostate cancer(More)
AIM Sentinel node (SN) biopsy is becoming a standard procedure in the management of several malignancies. Several groups have evaluated the feasibility and value of this procedure in prostate cancer patients. In the current meta-analysis, we comprehensively and quantitatively summarized the results of these studies. METHODS Several databases including(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of the study was to meta-analyze published data about prevalence and malignancy risk of focal colorectal incidentalomas (FCIs) detected by Fluorine-18-Fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography or positron emission tomography/computed tomography ((18)F-FDG-PET or PET/CT). METHODS A comprehensive computer literature search of(More)
BACKGROUND Bone scan is a sensitive but not specific method for evaluation of bone metastases. However, the clinical data and the pattern of bone scan findings help the physician to narrow the diagnostic differentials. We tried to investigate the distribution of bone metastases in common cancers using bone scintigraphy. MATERIAL AND METHODS 160(More)
PURPOSE Sentinel lymph node biopsy is a fairly new approach for staging of gynecological malignancies. In the current study, the authors comprehensively reviewed the available reports on sentinel node biopsy of endometrial cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS The authors searched Medline, SCOPUS, ISI web of knowledge, Science Direct, Springer, OVID SP, and(More)
Indeterminate thyroid nodules (ITN) constitute the gray zone of thyroid fine-needle aspiration cytology (FNAC). About 70-80 % of ITN are later diagnosed as benign; therefore, it is very important to identify the predictors of malignancy. Aim of the study was to summarize published data about clinical risk factors for malignancy in patients with ITN and(More)
Introduction: In the current study we evaluated the incremental value of lateral pelvic lymphoscintigraphy imaging of endometrial or cervical cancer patients who underwent sentinel node mapping. Methods: Operable endometrial and cervical cancer patients without clinical or paraclinical evidence of lymph node involvement were included in the study. The day(More)