The Role of Preoperative [18F]Fluorodeoxyglucose Positron Emission Tomography in Predicting Early Recurrence After Curative Resection of Hepatocellular Carcinomas

@article{Ahn2011TheRO,
  title={The Role of Preoperative [18F]Fluorodeoxyglucose Positron Emission Tomography in Predicting Early Recurrence After Curative Resection of Hepatocellular Carcinomas},
  author={Sung Gwe Ahn and Sung Hoon Kim and Tae Jeon and Ho Jin Cho and Sae Byeol Choi and Mi jin Yun and Jong Doo Lee and Kyung Sik Kim},
  journal={Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery},
  year={2011},
  volume={15},
  pages={2044-2052}
}
18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) uptake on positron emission tomography (PET) scan reflects tumor differentiation and predicts clinical outcome in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). We investigated the correlation of PET scans with tumor differentiation and early tumor recurrence (time-to-recurrence <1 year). We reviewed the medical records of 93 patients with HCC who underwent curative resection at our hospital from August 2004 through December 2008. PET scans were performed… CONTINUE READING