Fibroscan Predicts Complications After Hepatectomy (Fibroscan)
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Most of the postoperative complications that may occur after hepatectomy are related to the underlying liver background, and the common preoperative tests do not completely predict such complications. Transient elastography by Fibroscan is used to calculate the stiffness and the steatosis of the liver, and it may be also used to predict postoperative complications after hepatectomy
Condition or disease
A prospective cohort study on consecutive patients scheduled for hepatectomy was planned. Fibroscan was performed during the preoperative workup. Accuracy of the liver stiffness and steatosis measured by Fibroscan in predicting the presence of cirrhosis, of steatosis, and the development of postoperative complications was assessed by ROC curve, and multivariate analysis.
Accuracy of Fibroscan in predicting complication after hepatectomy [ Time Frame: 90 days ]
Calculation of the accuracy of the liver stiffness and steatosis measured with the Fibroscan in predicting complications after hepatectomy. The values of the stiffness and steatosis will be correlated with the number of complications
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years and older (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
A prospective cohort of patients scheduled for hepatectomy.
Patients with primary and secondary tumors scheduled for hepatectomy at our Unit
Written consent to get the Fibroscan during the preoperative workup