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Permanent URL to this publication: http://dx.doi.org/10.5167/uzh-48849

Haerle, S K; Soyka, M B; Fischer, D R; Murer, K; Strobel, K; Huber, G F; Holzmann, D (2012). The value of (18)F-FDG-PET/CT imaging for sinonasal malignant melanoma. European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology, 269(1):127-133.

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The aim this study was to evaluate imaging findings using position emission tomography (PET) in combination with computed tomography (CT) and 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose ((18)F-FDG) in sinonasal malignant melanoma (SNMM) of the head and neck in a retrospective analysis of a consecutive cohort of patients. (18)F-FDG-PET/CT examinations were performed for initial staging and compared with CT or magnetic resonance tomography (MRI), and (18)F-FDG-PET alone. Medical records were reviewed retrospectively with regard to the location and the size of the tumor. Furthermore, locoregional and distant metastases with a consecutive change in therapy detected by (18)F-FDG-PET/CT were assessed. Ten patients suffering from sinonasal malignant melanoma were staged and followed by (18)F-FDG-PET/CT imaging. A total of 34 examinations were obtained. (18)F-FDG-PET/CT depicted all primary tumors adequately. Aside from one cerebral metastasis all regional and distant metastases were truly identified by using this method. In summary, if available, (18)F-FDG-PET/CT is a valuable imaging modality for staging and re-staging sinonasal malignant melanoma to evaluate expansion of the primary tumor, locoregional disease, and distant metastases.


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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Otorhinolaryngology
04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Nuclear Medicine
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Deposited On:27 Jul 2011 12:21
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 14:57
Publisher DOI:10.1007/s00405-011-1664-1
PubMed ID:21713453

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