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Prognostic impact of pre-transplantation computed tomography and 67gallium scanning in chemosensitive diffuse large B cell lymphoma patients undergoing hematopoietic stem-cell transplantation.

Authors
  • Escobar, Ignacio G
  • Alonso, Pilar T
  • Barrigon, Dolores C
  • Perez-Simon, Jose A
  • Mateos Manteca, Maria V
  • San Miguel Izquierdo, Jesus F
Type
Published Article
Journal
Annals of nuclear medicine
Publication Date
May 01, 2008
Volume
22
Issue
4
Pages
251–260
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1007/s12149-007-0124-x
PMID: 18535875
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

(67)Ga scan helps to identify, in the pre-transplant evaluation, two groups with a different outcome: one group of patients with positive CT and negative (67)Ga scans pre-transplant, who showed a favorable outcome with a low rate of relapse, and the other group of patients with both positive CT and (67)Ga scans pre-transplant, who showed a poor prognosis and did not benefit from autologous stem-cell transplantation. They should have been offered other therapeutic strategies.

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