A PET szerepe a Hodgkin-kór nyirokterjedésének vizsgálatában.

Translated title of the contribution: The role of PET scan in the investigation of the lymphatic spreading of Hodgkin's disease

Zsolt Lengyel, András Rosta, Beáta Deák, Zsuzsanna Molnár, Tamás Schneider, Erika Várady, Olga Esik, Judit Székely, Lajos Trón

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Abstract

The authors investigated the role of PET, as a non-invasive diagnostic method, in the analysis of lymphatic spreading of Hodgkin's disease (HD). Whole-body FDG scans were carried out in 71 patients along with [11C]-methionine examinations, if necessitated by inconclusive FDG results. Based on these findings involvement-frequencies were calculated for each lymphatic region. The three most frequently involved lymphatic regions were the mediastinum (83.1%), the left cervical and left supraclavicular regions (78.9%) and the right cervical and right supraclavicular regions (76.1%). These data support the hypothesis that HD originates from the cervical or supraclavicular regions and reaches the distant sites by basically retrograde spreading in a non-random manner. The appropriate values of site involvement-rate were compared with those obtained by other authors based on pathologic staging and a good correlation was found. The high level of correspondence between these involvement-frequencies supported the general validity (i.e. valid for both treated and untreated cases) of the principles governing lymphatic spreading of HD.

Translated title of the contributionThe role of PET scan in the investigation of the lymphatic spreading of Hodgkin's disease
Original languageHungarian
Pages (from-to)1268-1272
Number of pages5
JournalOrvosi hetilap
Volume143
Issue number21 Suppl 3
Publication statusPublished - May 26 2002

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    Lengyel, Z., Rosta, A., Deák, B., Molnár, Z., Schneider, T., Várady, E., Esik, O., Székely, J., & Trón, L. (2002). A PET szerepe a Hodgkin-kór nyirokterjedésének vizsgálatában. Orvosi hetilap, 143(21 Suppl 3), 1268-1272.