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Research Article

Metabolic Tumor Volume by 18F-FDG PET/CT Can Predict the Clinical Outcome of Primary Malignant Spine/Spinal Tumors

Table 1

Clinical characteristics of patients.

CharacteristicsValue

Total number of patients27 (100%)
Sex
 Male13 (48%)
 Female14 (52%)
Age (years) mean (range)53.9 (12–82)
Location
 Cervical7 (26%)
 Thoracic10 (37%)
 Lumbar6 (22%)
 Sacral4 (15%)
Size
 ≧5 cm14 (52%)
 <5 cm13 (48%)
Histology
 MPNST5
 UPS4
 Osteosarcoma3
 Chondrosarcoma3
 Leiomyosarcoma2
 Chordoma2
 GCTB2
 Others6
Surgery
 Total16 (59%)
 with wide margin5
Chemotherapy15 (56%)
Radiotherapy16 (59%)

MPNST: malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor, UPS: undifferentiated pleomorphic sarcoma, and GCTB: giant cell tumor of bone.

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