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Author Hsieh, Te-Chun ♦ Chen, Chih-Yi ♦ Chiang, Yi-Ju ♦ Lai, Jie-Hung ♦ Hsu, Nan-Yung ♦ Nucl, Ann
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Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword Esophageal Cancer ♦ Pathological Finding ♦ Thallium-201 Spect ♦ Potential Prognostic Role ♦ Tl Uptake ♦ Tl Spect ♦ Tumor Invasion ♦ Several Character ♦ Cell Differentiation ♦ Significant Positive Correlation ♦ Tumor Uptake ♦ Obvious Correlation ♦ Nineteen Patient ♦ Primary Site ♦ Non-invasive Method ♦ Tumor Size ♦ Early-stage Disease ♦ High-risk Individual
Abstract modality in detecting esophageal cancer. The purpose of this study is to further evaluate the relationship between 201 Tl SPECT and pathological findings. Methods: Nineteen patients who had undergone 201 Tl SPECT before esophagectomy were retrospectively enrolled for analysis. Results: There was a statistically significant positive correlation between the degree of 201 Tl uptake and the depth of tumor invasion. However, there was no obvious correlation between 201 Tl uptake and tumor size or grade of cell differentiation. Conclusions: For several characters of primary site of esophageal cancer, only depth of tumor invasion statistically significantly correlated with tumor uptake of 201 Tl, which may afford a non-invasive method to screen early-stage disease in high-risk individuals.
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG ♦ Career/Technical Study