Does fluorodeoxyglucose PET add to the management of the neck following curative radiotherapy in head and neck cancer compared with computed tomography?

Porceddu, Sandro V., Adams, Gerard, Gundelach, Raefe and Pryor, David I. (2013) Does fluorodeoxyglucose PET add to the management of the neck following curative radiotherapy in head and neck cancer compared with computed tomography?. Expert Review of Anticancer Therapy, 13 3: 279-284. doi:10.1586/ERA.13.10


Author Porceddu, Sandro V.
Adams, Gerard
Gundelach, Raefe
Pryor, David I.
Title Does fluorodeoxyglucose PET add to the management of the neck following curative radiotherapy in head and neck cancer compared with computed tomography?
Journal name Expert Review of Anticancer Therapy   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1473-7140
1744-8328
Publication date 2013-03
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1586/ERA.13.10
Volume 13
Issue 3
Start page 279
End page 284
Total pages 6
Place of publication United Kingdom
Publisher Expert Reviews
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Formatted abstract
In recent times, metabolic response to chemoradiotherapy has become possible due to the clinical application of 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose PET. Its utility in the initial staging of head and neck cancer is becoming widely accepted, however, its role in the post-therapy management of the neck following chemoradiotherapy in node-positive head and neck cancer remains unresolved. This article examines the role of PET in the restaging of patients who achieve a complete response at the primary site following radiotherapy. In particular, the authors examine its potential use in the assessment of post-therapy residual nodes and its role in sparing patients from an unnecessary neck dissection in order to minimize treatment-related morbidity.
Keyword Head and neck cancer
Neck dissection
Neck management
PET
Radiotherapy
Restaging
Surgery
Positron-emission-tomography
Squamous-cell carcinoma
Locally advanced head
Organ-preservation therapy
Oropharyngeal cancer
Cost-effectiveness
Radiation-therapy
FDG PET
Dissection
Chemoradiation
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Collections: Official 2014 Collection
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