Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol 2021 Apr 9. Epub 2021 Apr 9.
Department of Anaesthesiology, Southwest Hospital, Army Medical University, Chongqing Department of Anesthesia, Sichuan Academy of Medical Sciences and Sichuan Provincial People's Hospital, Chengdu, China LBCMCP, Centre de Biologie Intégrative (CBI), Université de Toulouse, CNRS, UPS, Toulouse, France Department of Anaesthesiology, Renji Hospital affiliated to Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai Department of Anaesthesiology, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China.
Background: This study attempted to investigate the impact of hepatopulmonary syndrome (HPS) on postoperative outcomes in hepatitis B virus-induced hepatocellular carcinoma (HBV-HCC) patients.
Methods: HBV-HCC patients undergoing primary curative hepatectomy for HCC in our hospital were diagnosed with HPS by contrast-enhanced echocardiography (CEE) and arterial blood gas analysis. Patients were divided into HPS, intrapulmonary vascular dilation (IPVD) (patients with positive CEE results and normal oxygenation) and control (patients with negative CEE results) groups. Read More