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31-P MR SPECTROSCOPY OF A LEG LYMPHANGIOSARCOMA

Authors
  • IC Kiricuta
  • RG Bluemm
  • HW Krawzak
  • J Ruhl
  • HK Beyer

Abstract

In a 64 year old man with a large, low grade lymphangiosarcoma of the right thigh, we correlated the results of in vivo 3I-P-magneticresonance spectroscopy (MRS), proton magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and digital subtraction (DSA) with the pathologic specimen and histology. The 31-P MRS spectra of the tumor showed well-resolved peaks as follows: intense PCr (phosphocreatine), PDE (phosphodiester) and Pi (inorganic phosphate),and low PME (phosphomonoester). The Pi peak revealed an intratumor pH of 6.96 compared with 7.16 of normal skeletal muscle. The lower PME signal was consistent with low histopathologic mitotic activity of the tumor.

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Kiricuta, I. & Bluemm, R. & Krawzak, H. & Ruhl, J. & Beyer, H., (1994) “31-P MR SPECTROSCOPY OF A LEG LYMPHANGIOSARCOMA”, Lymphology 27(2), p.82-89.

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Published on
07 Sep 1994
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