World J Surg 2021 Jul 17. Epub 2021 Jul 17.
Division of Hepato-Biliary-Pancreatic Surgery and Transplantation, Department of Surgery, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University, 54 Kawahara-cho, Shogoin, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, 606-8507, Japan.
Background: This study aimed to assess an oncologic setting where patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) could benefit from liver resection (LR) compared to living donor liver transplantation (LDLT) using F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography.
Methods: The consecutive data of patients with HCC who underwent F-FDG PET before LR (LR group, n = 314) and LDLT (LDLT group, n = 65) between 2003 and 2015 were retrospectively analyzed. Tumor F-FDG avidity was quantified as the tumor to liver standardized uptake value ratio (TLR, cut-off value was defined at 2). Read More