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Table 1 Characteristics of patients and tumours

From: Preliminary clinical assessment of dynamic carbon-11 methionine positron-emission tomography/computed tomography for the diagnosis of the pathologies in patients with musculoskeletal lesions: a prospective study

No./patient no./age/sex Histology Tumour site Diameter (mm)
A. Benign musculoskeletal lesion
 1/1/80/male Osteochondroma Knee 20
 2/2/68/male Osteochondroma Knee 40
 3/3/67/male Haematoma Femur 245
 4/4/77/male Schwannoma Axilla 56
 5/5/61/female Schwannoma Thigh 35
B. Primary malignant musculoskeletal tumour
 6/6/59/male Pleomorphic leiomyosarcoma Lower back 79
 7/6/59/male Pleomorphic leiomyosarcoma Lower back 28
 8/7/55/male Myxofibrosarcoma Thigh 57
 9/8/81/male Pleomorphic leiomyosarcoma Back 48
 10/9/70/male Myxofibrosarcoma Shoulder 66
C. Metastatic musculoskeletal tumour
 11/10/78/female AC from gastric cancer Thigh (muscle) 79
 12/11/71/male SCC from hypopharyngeal cancer Neck (muscle) 21
 13/11/71/male SCC from hypopharyngeal cancer Neck (muscle) 28
 14/11/71/male SCC from hypopharyngeal cancer Neck (muscle) 23
D. Malignant lymphoma
 15/12/54/female Diffuse large B cell lymphoma Sacrum 87
 16/13/85/female Diffuse large B cell lymphoma Thigh 57
 17/13/85/female Diffuse large B cell lymphoma Thigh 20
  1. AC adenocarcinoma, SCC squamous cell carcinoma