Is (18)F-FDG PET useful in predicting the WHO grade of malignancy in thymic epithelial tumors? A meta-analysis.

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Serval ID
serval:BIB_B384679E2A9E
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Collection
Publications
Title
Is (18)F-FDG PET useful in predicting the WHO grade of malignancy in thymic epithelial tumors? A meta-analysis.
Journal
Lung cancer
Author(s)
Treglia G., Sadeghi R., Giovanella L., Cafarotti S., Filosso P., Lococo F.
ISSN
1872-8332 (Electronic)
ISSN-L
0169-5002
Publication state
Published
Issued date
10/2014
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
86
Number
1
Pages
5-13
Language
english
Notes
Publication types: Journal Article ; Meta-Analysis ; Review
Publication Status: ppublish
Abstract
To perform a systematic review and meta-analysis of published data on the role of fluorine-18-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography ((18)F-FDG PET) in predicting the WHO grade of malignancy in thymic epithelial tumors (TETs).
A comprehensive literature search of studies published up to March 2014 was performed. Data on maximum standardized uptake value (SUVmax) in patients with low-risk thymomas (A, AB, B1), high-risk thymomas (B2, B3) and thymic carcinomas (C) according to the WHO classification were collected when reported by the retrieved articles. The comparison of mean SUVmax between low-risk thymomas, high-risk thymomas and thymic carcinomas was expressed as weighted mean difference (WMD) and a pooled WMD was calculated including 95% confidence interval (95%CI).
Eleven studies were selected for the meta-analysis. The pooled WMD of SUVmax between high-risk and low-risk thymomas was 1.2 (95%CI: 0.4-2.0). The pooled WMD of SUVmax between thymic carcinomas and low-risk thymomas was 4.8 (95%CI: 3.4-6.1). Finally, the pooled WMD of SUVmax between thymic carcinomas and high-risk thymomas was 3.5 (95%CI: 2.7-4.3).
(18)F-FDG PET may predict the WHO grade of malignancy in TETs. In particular, we demonstrated a statistically significant difference of SUVmax between the different TETs (low-grade thymomas, high-grade thymomas and thymic carcinomas).

Keywords
Fluorodeoxyglucose F18, Humans, Neoplasm Grading, Neoplasm Staging, Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial/diagnostic imaging, Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial/pathology, Positron-Emission Tomography, Thymoma/diagnostic imaging, Thymoma/pathology, Thymus Neoplasms/diagnostic imaging, Thymus Neoplasms/pathology, Tomography, X-Ray Computed, FDG, Meta-analysis, PET/CT, Positron emission tomography, Thymic, Thymoma
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