Assessment of cervical lymph node metastases using FDG-PET in patients with head and neck cancer.

@article{Yamazaki2008AssessmentOC,
  title={Assessment of cervical lymph node metastases using FDG-PET in patients with head and neck cancer.},
  author={Yutaka Yamazaki and Masaaki Saitoh and Ken-ichi Notani and Kanchu Tei and Yasunori Totsuka and Shu-ichi Takinami and Kakuko Kanegae and Masayuki Inubushi and N. Tamaki and Yoshimasa Kitagawa},
  journal={Annals of nuclear medicine},
  year={2008},
  volume={22 3},
  pages={177-84}
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (FDG-PET) relative to computed tomography (CT) for detecting metastatic cervical lymph nodes in patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (HNSCC), and to ascertain the factors that affect this accuracy. METHODS A total of 1076 lymph nodes obtained from 35 neck dissections in 26 HNSCC patients who preoperatively underwent both FDG-PET and CT were retrospectively analyzed. For… CONTINUE READING

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