Positron emission tomography in the evaluation of the negative neck in patients with oral cavity cancer.

@article{Myers1998PositronET,
  title={Positron emission tomography in the evaluation of the negative neck in patients with oral cavity cancer.},
  author={Larry L Myers and Mark K. Wax},
  journal={The Journal of otolaryngology},
  year={1998},
  volume={27 6},
  pages={342-7}
}
OBJECTIVE Proper management of the clinically negative neck (N0) in patients with squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the oral cavity (OC) is controversial. Detecting cervical metastasis in these patients is important, because cervical lymph node metastasis is associated with an unfavourable prognosis. Conventional radiographic studies, such as computerized tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), may augment physical examination. However, there are still limitations of these… CONTINUE READING