Effects of Stellate Ganglion Block on the Peri-operative Vasomotor Cytokine Content and Intrapulmonary Shunt in Patients with Esophagus Cancer

  • Guo, Wei (Department of Anesthesiology, Gongli Hospital of Shanghai Pudong New District) ;
  • Jin, Xiao-Ju (Department of Anesthesiology, The First Affiliated Hospital of Wannan Medical College) ;
  • Yu, Jun (Department of Anesthesiology, The First Affiliated Hospital of Wannan Medical College) ;
  • Liu, Yang (Department of Anesthesiology, Gongli Hospital of Shanghai Pudong New District) ;
  • Zhang, Jian-Ping (Department of Anesthesiology, Gongli Hospital of Shanghai Pudong New District) ;
  • Yang, Da-Wei (Department of Anesthesiology, Gongli Hospital of Shanghai Pudong New District) ;
  • Zhang, Lei (Department of Anesthesiology, Gongli Hospital of Shanghai Pudong New District) ;
  • Guo, Jiang-Rong (Department of Anesthesiology, Gongli Hospital of Shanghai Pudong New District)
  • Published : 2014.11.28


Objective: To investigate the effects of stellate ganglion block (SGB) on the peri-operative vasomotor cytokine content and intrapulmonary shunt in patients with esophagus cancer who underwent thoracotomy. Materials and Methods: Forty patients undergoing elective resection of esophageal cancer patients who had I~II American Society of Anesthesiologist (ASA) were randomly divided into total intravenous anesthesia group (group N, n=20) and total intravenous anesthesia combined with SGB group (group S, n=20, 0.12 mL/kg 1% lidocaine was used for SGB 10 min before induction). Heart rate (HR), mean arterial pressure (MAP), central venous pressure (CVP), mean pulmonary arterial pressure (MPAP) and continuous cardiac output (CCO) were continuously monitored. The blood from internal jugular vein was drawn respectively before induction ($T_0$), and 30 min ($T_1$), 60 min ($T_2$) and 120 min ($T_3$) after one-lung ventilation (OLV), and 30 min (T4) after two-lung ventilation. The contents of plasma endothelin (ET), nitric oxide (NO) and calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) were detected with enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA). Meanwhile, arterial and mixed venous blood samples were collected for determination of blood gas and calculation of intrapulmonary shunt fraction (Qs/Qt). Results: During OLV, ET contents were increased significantly in two groups (P<0.05), and no significant difference was presented (P>0.05). NO content in group S was obviously higher than in group N at T3 (P<0.05), whereas CGRP content in group N was markedly lower than in group S at each time point (P<0.05). Qs/Qt was significantly increased in both groups after OLV, but there was no statistical significant regarding the Qs/Qt at each time point between two groups. Conclusions: Total intravenous anesthesia combined with SGB is conducive to regulation of perioperative vasomotor cytokines in thoracotomy, and has little effect on intrapulmonary shunt at the time of OLV.


Supported by : Pudong Health Bureau of Shanghai


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