The role of positron emission tomography in the evaluation of residual masses after chemotherapy for advanced stage seminoma.

@article{Hinz2008TheRO,
  title={The role of positron emission tomography in the evaluation of residual masses after chemotherapy for advanced stage seminoma.},
  author={Stefan Hinz and Mark Schrader and Carsten Kempkensteffen and Roland Bares and Winfried Brenner and Susanne Krege and Christiane Franzius and Sabine Kliesch and Ruediger Heicappel and Kurt Miller and Maike de Wit},
  journal={The Journal of urology},
  year={2008},
  volume={179 3},
  pages={936-40; discussion 940}
}
PURPOSE Treatment in patients with seminoma who have residual or recurrent masses following chemotherapy is still a matter of debate. Surgical resection is currently the most common recommendation for masses greater than 3 cm, resulting in overtreatment in up to 70% of those affected. We analyzed the accuracy of preoperative positron emission tomography for predicting viable tumor residuals in patients with seminoma. MATERIALS AND METHODS In a prospective, multicenter trial computerized… CONTINUE READING

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