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Table 1 Results of PET/CT imaging and SLN procedure

From: Feasibility of intraoperative detection of sentinel lymph nodes with 89-zirconium-labelled nanocolloidal albumin PET-CT and a handheld high-energy gamma probe

Patient Tumour Clinical staging Neck dissection levels dissected Amount of 89Zr-nanocoll injected (MBq) Number and level of the neck of SLN identified by PET/CT Number and level of the neck of SLN intraoperatively detected by high-energy gamma probe PA SLN Final PA
1 Tongue L T2N0 I–IV L 9 1 × IA L
1 × IB L
1 × III L
1 × III R
1 × IA L
1 × IB L
1 × III L
1 × III R
+

T1N2b
2 Tongue R T2N0 I–IV R 1 1× II R
1 × III R
n.d.
n.d.
  T2N2b
3 FOM L T2N0 I–III L+R 2.4 2 × II/III L 1 × II L
2 × III L

T1N0
4 Buccal mucosa L T2N1 I–IV L 9 1 × II L 1 × II L + T2N2b
5 FOM R T2N0 I–III L+R 8 1 × IB R
2 × II R
1 × III R
1 × IB R
2 × II R
n.d.

T1N0
  1. R right side, L left side, SLN sentinel lymph node, FOM floor of mouth, PA histopathological result, n.d. not detected; + positive, negative
  2. As assessed by handheld high-energy gamma probe