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99mTc-GSA Scintigraphy Useful Predictor of PHLF


Background: Patients with liver dysfunction or those undergoing major hepatectomy are at significant risk for posthepatectomy liver failure (PHLF), a serious complication with a substantial mortality risk. The radiotracer, technetium-99m–labeled galactosyl-human serum albumin ( 99m Tc-GSA) specifically binds to receptors on viable hepatocytes and can evaluate functional hepatic reserve. The maximal removal rate (R max ) of 99m Tc-GSA (GSA-R max ) can measure hepatic function, more...
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