Positron emission tomography for basal cell carcinoma of the head and neck.

  title={Positron emission tomography for basal cell carcinoma of the head and neck.},
  author={Scott W. Fosko and Weimin K Hu and Thomas F Cook and Val J. Lowe},
  journal={Archives of dermatology},
  volume={139 9},
OBJECTIVE To determine the ability of fluorodeoxyglucose F 18 positron emission tomography (FDG-PET) to image basal cell carcinoma (BCC). DESIGN Case series study. SETTING Mohs surgery practice in a tertiary university hospital. PATIENTS Six patients with BCC larger than 1.0 cm of the head and neck region were identified. RESULTS Patients were imaged using FDG-PET before surgery. In 3 patients, PET imaging correlated well with the size and extent of the soft tissue invasion… CONTINUE READING


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