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      Clinical value of diffusely increased bone marrow 18F-FDG uptake in patients with newly diagnosed diffuse large B-cell lymphoma


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          Objective To investigate the clinical value of diffusely increased bone marrow 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose ( 18F-FDG) uptake in patients with newly diagnosed diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL).

          Methods A retrospective analysis was performed on the clinical data of 114 inpatients who underwent positron emission tomography (PET)/computed tomography examination and were newly diagnosed with DLBCL. All patients underwent bone marrow biopsy. The Chi-square test was used to analyze categorical data, and the t-test or Wilcoxon test was used to analyze continuous data.

          Results According to the type of bone marrow 18F-FDG uptake, the patients were divided into normal bone marrow group (nPET, 51.8%), only focal group (fPET, 10.5%), only diffuse group (odPET, 28.1%), and focal + diffuse group (f + dPET, 9.6%), with proportions of bone marrow involvement of 0%, 100%, 15.6%, and 100%, respectively, and proportions of stage IV lymphoma of 33.9%, 100%, 59.4%, and 100%, respectively. Compared with the nPET patients, the odPET patients were significantly younger (57 ± 17 y vs 70 ± 13 y), and had a significantly lower hemoglobin level (108.1 ± 23.8 g/dL vs 119.4 ± 19.0 g/dL) and significantly higher proportions of stage IV lymphoma and B symptoms (59.4%, 46.9% vs 33.9%, 22.0%, all P < 0.05). There were no significant differences in sex ratio, white blood cell count, frequency of lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) increase, and the proportion of International Prognostic Index (IPI) score > 2.

          Conclusion Among patients with newly diagnosed DLBCL, patients with diffusely increased bone marrow 18F-FDG uptake are younger than those with normal bone marrow 18F-FDG uptake. They are more prone to bone marrow involvement, stage IV lymphoma, anemia, B symptoms, elevated LDH, and IPI score > 2, which suggest a more serious condition and possibly worse prognosis.


          摘要: 目的 探讨初诊弥漫大B细胞淋巴瘤(Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, DLBCL)患者骨髓摄取氟代脱氧葡萄糖 (FDG)弥漫增高征象的临床价值。 方法 回顾性分析在我院行PET/CT检查的114例初诊DLBCL住院患者。所有患 者均行骨髓活检(Bone marrow biopsy, BMB)。计数数据分析用 χ 2 检验, 计量数据分析用 t检验或Wilcoxon检验。 结果 根据骨髓摄取FDG类型分为骨髓正常组(51.8%)、单纯局灶组(10.5%)、单纯弥漫组(28.1%)、弥漫+局灶组 (9.6%), 诊断骨髓受累的比例分别为0%、100%、15.6%和100%, IV期的比例分别为33.9%、100%、59.4%、100%。单 纯弥漫组患者比骨髓正常组更年轻(57 ± 17 岁 vs 70 ± 13岁)、血红蛋白(Haemoglobin, HGB)水平更低(108.1 ± 23.8 g/dL vs 119.4 ± 19.0 g/dL)、IV期和B症状发生频率更高(59.4%和46.9% vs 33.9%和22.0%)差异有统计学意义, ( P < 0.05); 性别比例、白细胞计数(White blood cell, WBC)、乳酸脱氢酶(Lactate dehydrogenase, LDH)升高率、国际预后指 数(IPI)评分> 2比例无统计学差异。 结论 DLBCL初诊患者中, 骨髓摄取FDG弥漫增高患者比骨髓摄取FDG正常 者更年轻, 更容易发生骨髓受累、分为IV期, 更容易出现贫血、B症状、LDH升高、IPI评分> 2,这些提示其病情更重、预后可能更差。

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          Chinese Journal of Radiological Health
          Chinese Preventive Medical Association (Ji’an, China )
          01 December 2021
          01 January 2022
          : 30
          : 6
          : 762-766
          [1] 1Department of Nuclear Medicine, Beijing Hospital, National Center of Gerontology, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Beijing 100730 China
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          Corresponding author: YAO Zhiming, E-mail: yao.zhiming@ 123456163.com
          © 2021 Chinese Journal of Radiological Health

          This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Unported License (CC BY-NC 4.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. See https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/.

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          Medicine,Image processing,Radiology & Imaging,Bioinformatics & Computational biology,Health & Social care,Public health
          HGB,Diffuse Bone Marrow Uptake, 18F-FDG,DLBCL,Bone Marrow Involvement,B Symptoms


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