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Table 2 Demographic and PET/CT characteristics according to the different histopathological groups

From: FDG-PET/CT in predicting aggressiveness of rectal cancer

  Mucinous Moderate differentiated Poorly differentiated p value
Total, % 4 [12.1%] 19 [57.6%] 10[30.3]%
Age* 49 [35.5–59.5] 64 [50–73] 60.5 [55.75–63] 0.238
Sex, M:F 2:2 12:7 5:5 0.752
Tumor size 70 [40–77.5] 51 [48–67] 45 [31.25–63.75] 0.314
SUV max* 12.685 [8.0525–14.415] 22.3 [17.9–34.5] 14.55 [10.0575–17.6825] 0.003
SUV mean* 8.375 [4.76–9.6575] 13.88 [9.67–18.61] 8.315 [5.92–10.5375] 0.019
MTV cm3* 21.99 [12.845–53.23] 21.06 [15.17–30.46] 29.475 [12.7675–46.3875] 0.763
TLG, g/ml* × cm3* 180.822 [75.219–504.527] 322.398 [113.286–422.785] 178.218 [60.075–497.251] 0.701
  1. SUV standard uptake value, MTV metabolic tumor volume, TLG total lesion glycolysis
  2. *Median, range