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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 3

Factors affecting overall survival in the univariate and multivariate analyses.

FactorCut-off valueUnivariateMultivariate
valueHR95% CI value

MTV83 ml0.00246.11.20–2160.035
TLG257 SUVml0.0310.99–1.020.99
Size5 cm0.35
Surgery with wide marginYes0.25

HR: hazard risk. 95% CI: 95% confidence interval.

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