Published in Blood Weekly, August 28th, 2008
"Reactive lymphadenopathy is well known as a principal cause of false-positive findings on PET/CT for nodal staging. We investigated the reactive lymph nodes of oral cancer to elucidate the F-18-FDG-avid area in these nodes. Surgically dissected neck lymph nodes of oral cancer were retrospectively reviewed. Of the patients without pathologic nodal metastasis who underwent preoperative PET/CT, 11 patients with 31 enlarged lymph nodes at 20 levels were enrolled. The...
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