High SUVmax on FDG-PET indicates pleomorphic subtype in epithelioid malignant pleural mesothelioma: Supportive evidence to reclassify pleomorphic as nonepithelioid histology Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Carcinosarcoma
  • Mesothelioma
  • Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
  • Pleural Neoplasms

abstract

  • Pleomorphic subtype of epithelioid MPM showed higher SUVmax than the epithelioid nonpleomorphic subtype and was similar to nonepithelioid histology. Preoperative SUVmax on FDG-PET in epithelioid MPM can indicate patients with pleomorphic subtype with poor prognosis, supporting their reclassification as nonepithelioid.

publication date

  • July 2012

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC3691682

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/JTO.0b013e3182519d96

PubMed ID

  • 22617244

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1192

end page

  • 7

volume

  • 7

number

  • 7