Usefulness of (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography to detect para-aortic lymph nodal metastasis in advanced cervical cancer with negative computed tomography findings.

@article{Lin2003UsefulnessO,
  title={Usefulness of (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography to detect para-aortic lymph nodal metastasis in advanced cervical cancer with negative computed tomography findings.},
  author={Wu Chou Lin and Yao C Hung and Lian S Yeh and Chia Hung Kao and Ruoh Fang Yen and Yeh Y Shen},
  journal={Gynecologic oncology},
  year={2003},
  volume={89 1},
  pages={73-6}
}
OBJECTIVE In advanced cervical cancer, it has been reported that progression-free survival is significantly related to para-aortic lymph node metastasis. Computed tomography (CT) has been widely used for clinical staging, but its sensitivity for lymph nodal metastasis is low. Therefore, this prospective study was undertaken to evaluate (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (FDG-PET) in detecting para-aortic lymph nodal metastasis in patients with locally advanced cervical… CONTINUE READING

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