Objective: This study aims to compare the efficacies of unilateral pulmonary circulation temporary occlusion and simple pulmonary artery occlusion in treating lung cancer.
Methods: We selected 120 patients with lung cancer who were admitted in our hospital from February 2015 to February 2016. The patients were equally divided into the observation and control groups. The patients in the control group underwent simple pulmonary artery occlusion, whereas the patients in the observation group underwent unilateral pulmonary circulation temporary occlusion. The groups were compared with respect to postoperative complications, bleeding, hospitalization time, and medical expenses of the patients.
Results: The incidence of postoperative complications in the observation group was significantly lower than that of the control group (3.4% and 20%, respectively; P<0.05). The number of bleeding cases, hospitalization time, and medical expenses of patients in the observation group were significantly higher than those of the control group (all P<0.05).
Conclusion: Unilateral pulmonary circulation temporary occlusion was applied in lung cancer thoracotomy. This process can reduce complications, rate of postoperative bleeding, and treatment time. Postoperative recovery was rapid, and good therapeutic effect was also achieved. Therefore, this method has great potential in clinical applications.Author(s): Hong-Li Li, Chao Feng, Song-Tao Shi