Stage IA to IIB mediastinal Hodgkin's disease: three-dimensional volumetric assessment of response to treatment.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

From 1979 to 1986, the response to treatment of 53 patients with stage IA to IIB mediastinal Hodgkin's disease was evaluated by three-dimensional volumetric analysis using thoracic computed tomographic (CT) scans. The mean initial volume of mediastinal disease in 34 patients treated with mantle and para-aortic irradiation was 166 mL, whereas for 19 patients treated with two to six cycles of multiagent chemotherapy and mantle and para-aortic irradiation the mean initial volume was 446 mL. Preliminary data suggested that patients with mediastinal volumes of less than 200 mL had a lower mediastinal relapse rate (13%) than patients with volumes greater than 200 mL (32%). For 12 patients receiving six cycles of nitrogen mustard, vincristine, procarbazine, and prednisone (MOPP), those with a greater than 85% reduction in volume 1 to 2 months after chemotherapy had a lower incidence of mediastinal relapse (zero of six, 0%) compared with patients having 85% or less reduction in volume (four of six, 67%). The primary value of this technique is that it provides a sensitive assessment of response to treatment and may aid in monitoring the effectiveness of a given treatment.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Willett, CG; Linggood, RM; Leong, JC; Miketic, LM; Stracher, MA; Skates, SJ; Kushner, DC

Published Date

  • May 1988

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 6 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 819 - 824

PubMed ID

  • 3367187

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0732-183X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1200/JCO.1988.6.5.819


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States