PET scan assessment of chemotherapy response in metastatic paraganglioma.

@article{Argiris2003PETSA,
  title={PET scan assessment of chemotherapy response in metastatic paraganglioma.},
  author={Athanassios Argiris and Ann L Mellott and Stewart S Spies},
  journal={American journal of clinical oncology},
  year={2003},
  volume={26 6},
  pages={563-6}
}
Paragangliomas are indolent tumors that arise from the chief cells of the paraganglia in the head and neck, mediastinum, and retroperitoneal regions. Less than 10% of paragangliomas metastasize. Paragangliomas are known to regress slowly and usually partially after radiation therapy, which has been attributed to the development of fibrosis within the abundant vascular elements of the tumor. Positron emission tomography (PET) scanning was used to monitor a 33-year-old woman with recurrent… CONTINUE READING