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Short-term Effects of Splenectomy on Serum Fibrosis Indexes in Liver Cirrhosis Patients

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Short-term Effects of Splenectomy on Serum Fibrosis Indexes in Liver Cirrhosis Patients

Degang Kong et al. Int J Clin Exp Pathol.

Abstract

Objective: To determine the changing patterns of 4 liver fibrosis markers pre and post splenectomy (combined with pericardial devascularization [PCDV]) and to examine the short-term effects of splenectomy on liver fibrosis.

Methods: Four liver fibrosis markers of 39 liver cirrhosis patients were examined pre, immediately post, 2 days post, and 1 week post (15 cases) splenectomy (combined with PCDV).

Results: The laminin (LN) level decreased immediately post surgery compared with the preoperative LN level (P < 0.05). The type IV collagen level decreased immediately post surgery compared with that pre surgery (P < 0.05), it significantly increased (P < 0.05) 2 days post surgery and significantly decreased 1 week post surgery (P < 0.05). Hyaluronic acid and the procollagen III N-terminal peptide levels increased significantly 2 days post surgery compared with that pre and immediately post surgery, they significantly decreased 1 week post surgery compared to 2 days post surgery (P < 0.05).

Conclusions: In the short-term, the 4 liver fibrosis markers and the FibroScans post splenectomy showed characteristic changes, splenectomy may transiently initiate the degradation process of liver fibrosis.

Keywords: 4 liver fibrosis markers; Splenectomy; liver cirrhosis.

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