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Table 9 Melanoma-specific survival of patients with metastases and maximum standardized uptake value

From: PET/CT in restaging, prognosis, and recurrence in patients with malignant melanoma

Prognostic factor Variables MSS months, mean + SD P value
Number of metastases Single metastatic nodules
Multiple metastatic nodules
18.8 ± 5.6
12.2 ± 2.6
0.001*
SUVmax > 2.9
< 2.9
11.4 ± 3.5
22.3 ± 4.6
0.001*
SUVmax
> 2.9 and multiple metastatic nodules
Absent
Present
23.6 ± 2.8
10.3 ± 3.7
0.001*
  1. MSS melanoma-specific survival, SUVmax maximum standardized uptake value
  2. *Significant