Fluorodeoxyglucose-positron emission tomography scan-positive recurrent papillary thyroid cancer and the prognosis and implications for surgical management
Rinkes, Inne H. M.
AffiliationDepartment of Surgery, University of California, 1600 Divisadero Street, Box 1711, San Francisco, CA, 94115, USA
Department of Surgery, University Medical Center Utrecht, Heidelberglaan 100, Utrecht, CX, 3584, the Netherlands
Department of Surgery, Hospital Universitario Virgen de las Nieves, Avenida de las Fuerzas Armadas 2, Granada, 18012, Spain
Department of Surgery, University of Arizona, 1501 North Campbell Avenue, Tuscon, AZ, 85724, USA
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CitationSchreinemakers et al. World Journal of Surgical Oncology 2012, 10:192 http://www.wjso.com/content/10/1/192
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AbstractP = 0.04). In two of the seven patients who underwent surgical resection of their PET-positive lesions, loco-regional control was obtained without evidence of residual disease.CONCLUSION:Patients with recurrent or persistent PTC and FDG-PET-positive lesions have a worse prognosis. In some patients loco-regional control can be obtained without evidence of residual disease by reoperation if the lesion is localized in the neck or mediastinum.
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