TITLE

The value of F-FDG-PET/CT imaging for sinonasal malignant melanoma

AUTHOR(S)
Haerle, S.; Soyka, M.; Fischer, D.; Murer, K.; Strobel, K.; Huber, G.; Holzmann, D.
PUB. DATE
January 2012
SOURCE
European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology;Jan2012, Vol. 269 Issue 1, p127
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The aim this study was to evaluate imaging findings using position emission tomography (PET) in combination with computed tomography (CT) and 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (F-FDG) in sinonasal malignant melanoma (SNMM) of the head and neck in a retrospective analysis of a consecutive cohort of patients. F-FDG-PET/CT examinations were performed for initial staging and compared with CT or magnetic resonance tomography (MRI), and 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 F-FDG-PET/CT were assessed. Ten patients suffering from sinonasal malignant melanoma were staged and followed by F-FDG-PET/CT imaging. A total of 34 examinations were obtained. 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, 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.
ACCESSION #
70071786

 

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