Prognostic value of 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography in patients with cutaneous angiosarcoma: A retrospective study of 18 cases

Hiroshi Umemura, Osamu Yamasaki, Tatsuya Kaji, Toshihisa Hamada, Masaki Otsuka, Kenji Asagoe, Keiji Iwatsuki

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Cutaneous angiosarcoma (CAS) is a rare soft tissue sarcoma with rapid growth and poor prognosis. We retrospectively analyzed the data of 18 patients with CAS who underwent 18F-Fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography (FDG PET/CT) at the initial visit to the Department of Dermatology, Okayama University Hospital from September 2006 to March 2016. In the univariate survival analysis, patients with high standardized uptake values (SUVmax) of the primary tumor showed significantly poorer prognosis than those with low SUVmax. Early assessment of prognosis using PET/CT may predict patient survival and is useful in the selection of therapeutic strategies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1046-1049
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Dermatology
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2017



  • angiosarcoma
  • maximum standardized uptake value
  • positron emission tomography
  • positron emission tomography/computed tomography
  • prognostic factor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology

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