Journal article

The role of positron emission tomography in the selection of patients for salvage hysterectomy following chemoradiotherapy for locally advanced cervical cancer

Chrishanthi Rajasooriyar, Ming-Yin Lin, Rashi Kalra, Andrew Lim, Kailash Narayan

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF GYNECOLOGICAL CANCER | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2019

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Patients selection for salvage hysterectomy following chemoradiotherapy of cervical cancer is vital to avoid significant morbidity. The purpose of this study was to describe the role of post-treatment F18-fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography scanning (FDG-PET/CT) in patient selection for salvage hysterectomy. METHODS: This was a retrospective analysis of 49 patients with cervical cancer treated between January 1996 and December 2012 who were candidates for salvage hysterectomy. RESULTS: Three groups were defined based on institutional treatment guidelines, as experience in using post-treatment FDG-PET/CT to guide management evolved. Group 1 co..

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