Impact of positron emission tomography on the initial staging and therapy in locoregional advanced squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck.

@article{Schmid2003ImpactOP,
  title={Impact of positron emission tomography on the initial staging and therapy in locoregional advanced squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck.},
  author={Daniel T. Schmid and Sandro Johannes Stoeckli and Florian Bandhauer and Pia Ursula Huguenin and Stephan P C Schmid and Gustav K von Schulthess and Gerhard W. Goerres},
  journal={The Laryngoscope},
  year={2003},
  volume={113 5},
  pages={888-91}
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the impact of 18F-fluoro-deoxy-glucose positron emission tomography after standard diagnostic workup in patients with advanced head and neck squamous cell carcinoma on staging and radiation treatment planning. STUDY DESIGN Prospective controlled study. METHODS Forty-eight patients (42 men and 6 women; mean age, 61 y; age range, 35-85 y) with histologically confirmed, advanced-stage (any T, N> or =N2 or T> or =T3, any N) mucosal head and neck squamous cell carcinoma… CONTINUE READING