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Table 3 Recurrence pattern depends on primary disease extent by PET_CT

From: Prognostic significance of supradiaphragmatic lymph node metastasis detected by 18F-FDG PET/CT in advanced epithelial ovarian cancer

  Total PET_CT stage III PET_CT stage IV by SdLNM PET_CT stage IV by other
Numbers of recurrence 151 75 41 35
Recurrent rate (%) 51.2 45.5 56.9 60.3
Location of recurrence N %       
 Thoracic space 11 7.3 6 8.0 2 4.9 3 8.6
 Intraperitoneal space 119 78.8 60 80.0 35 85.4 24 68.6
 Thoracic + Intraperitoneal space 12 7.9 5 6.7 1 2.4 6 17.1
 Pleural effusion only 5 3.3 2 2.7 2 4.9 1 2.9
 other (brain, bone, skin) 3 2.0 1 1.3 1 2.4 1 2.9
 unknown (f/u loss) 1 0.7 1 1.3 0 0.0 0 0