Article Abstract

Clinical consensus on preoperative pulmonary function assessment in patients undergoing pulmonary resection (first edition)

Authors: Gening Jiang, Lei Zhang, Yuming Zhu, Chang Chen, Xiao Zhou, Jinming Liu, Peng Zhang, Hao Wang, Boxiong Xie, Haifeng Wang, Lei Jiang, Jiang Fan, Deping Zhao, Qiankun Chen, Liang Duan, Wenxin He, Yiming Zhou, Hongcheng Liu, Xiaogang Zhao, Xiong Qin, Yang Yang, Ye Ning, Dong Xie, Jie Dai

Abstract

While surgery is an important treatment option for lung diseases, its value can be compromised in patients with impaired lung function. The decreased lung ventilation or diffusion function in these patients increases the risk of perioperative complications and affects long-term survival. Therefore, the extent of resection should be defined according to disease stage; based on the pulmonary function, the risk of perioperative complications and long-term quality of life should be evaluated and predicted before surgery. Thus, the feasibility of surgical treatment and the extent of resection should be decided after weighing the pros and cons.