CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Laryngorhinootologie 2018; 97(S 02): S37-S38
DOI: 10.1055/s-0038-1639844
Bildgebende Verfahren/Ultraschall: Imaging/Sonography

The reliability of F18-FDG-PET/CT in tumordiagnostics of Head-and-Neck squamous-cell carcinoma

JD Tschammer
1   Klinik für Hals-Nasen-Ohren-Heilkunde, MHH, Hannover
V Helmstädter
1   Klinik für Hals-Nasen-Ohren-Heilkunde, MHH, Hannover
I Zimmermann
1   Klinik für Hals-Nasen-Ohren-Heilkunde, MHH, Hannover
P Raab
2   Institut für Diagnostische und Interventionelle Neuroradiologie, MHH, Hannover
T Derlin
3   Klinik für Nuklearmedizin, MHH, Hannover
T Lenarz
1   Klinik für Hals-Nasen-Ohren-Heilkunde, MHH, Hannover
M Durisin
1   Klinik für Hals-Nasen-Ohren-Heilkunde, MHH, Hannover
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    F18-FDG-PET/CT plays an important role in tumor-staging of Head-and-Neck squamous-cell carcinoma. It gives the possibility to detect primary tumors and local and distant metastasis. Some studies have found a sensivity of up to 96% for PET/CT. Other have assessed a lower sensivity. Aim of this study was to compare the results of preoperative PET/CT with the histopathology results.


    In this restrospective study 11 patients (Age 53 to 82 years) had been examined. They were examined with PET/CT because of high suspicion of having a Head-and-Neck squamous-cell carcinoma. The results of PET/CT were compared with the histopathology results.


    All subjects had positive findings of suspicious lymph-nodes in PET/CT. After surgery in 4 subjects no malignancy could be found in the histopathology results. In 7 subjects metastasis in lymph nodes were found.


    All activities in PET/CT have always to be evaluated with possible differential diagnosis. Further investigations is needed to evaluate how good the relieability of PET/CT results are, especially towards negative results and towards micrometastasis in lymph nodes. More patients will be included in this study.


    No conflict of interest has been declared by the author(s).

    Julian Dominik Tschammer
    Klinik für Hals-Nasen-Ohren-Heilkunde, MHH,
    Medizinische Hochschule Hannover, Carl-Neuberg-Str. 130625,

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    18 April 2018 (online)

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