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Table 3 Late complications and long-term biliary function of patients with Type IVa bile duct cysts

From: Proper bile duct flow, rather than radical excision, is the most critical factor determining treatment outcomes of bile duct cysts

  Complete excision+ proper bile flow (n = 40) Complete excision only (n = 4) Partial excision+ proper bile flow (n = 68) Partial excision only (n = 12) P-value (function of excision level) P-value (function of bile flow)
Late complications 1 (2.5) 4 (100) 3 (4.4) 12 (100) 0.285 0.00001
Long-term biliary function
 Excellent 36 (90) 0 57 (83.9) 0 0.285 0.00001
 Good 3 (7.5) 0 8 (11.8) 0   
 Fair 1 (2.5) 3 (75) 2 (2.9) 9 (75)   
 Poor 0 1 (25) 1 (1.4) 3 (25)   
  1. Data are expressed as number of cases (percentage)
  2. P-values were calculated based on a chi-square test to compare distributions of late complications and long term biliary function on complete excision and bile flow status