Value of gallium scans and lymphangiography in non‐Hodgkin's lymphoma of the Waldeyer's ring

Naoyuki Shigematsu, Makoto Kondo, Atsushi Kubo, Shozo Hashimoto

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Abstract

In 37 patients with seemingly localized non‐Hodgkin's lymphoma of the Waldeyer's ring (WR‐NHL), lymphangiography (LAG) and/or gallium‐67 scans (Ga‐67 scans) were done. Before these procedures, 20 patients were diagnosed as Stage I, and 17 as Stage II. LAG was done for 30, and Ga‐67 scans for 32, 25 of whom had both. Five patients (16%) were upstaged to Stage III or IV by Ga‐67 scans. Only one (3%) had abnormal LAG findings, in whom Ga‐67 scans also showed abnormal accumulation in the para‐aortic region. Because of this low positive rate, LAG is not recommended for staging of WR‐NHL.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2622-2624
Number of pages3
JournalCancer
Volume58
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1986 Dec 15

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research

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