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Table 8 Comparison of surgical variables and outcome between cirrhotic and non-cirrhotic livers when performing laparoscopic stapleless left lateral sectionectomy for hepatocellular carcinoma

From: Stapleless laparoscopic left lateral sectionectomy for hepatocellular carcinoma: reappraisal of the Louisville statement by a young liver surgeon

Categorical variables Cirrhotic
(n = 8)
Non-cirrhotic
(n = 10)
p value
 Inflow control (Yes (%)) 3 (37.5) 2 (20.0) 0.608
 Blood transfusion (Yes(%)) 2 (25.0) 1 (10.0) 0.559
 Complications (Yes (%)) 4 (50.0) 2 (20.0) 0.321
 Major complications a (Yes (%)) 0 (0) 0 (0) N.A.
 Thirty-day mortality (Yes (%)) 0 (0) 0 (0) N.A.
 In-hospital mortality (Yes (%)) 0 (0) 0 (0) N.A.
 Early recurrence b(Yes (%)) 1 (12.5) 2 (20.0) 1.000
Continuous variables c Cirrhotic
(n = 8)
Non-cirrhotic
(n = 10)
p value
 Operative duration (minutes) 270.9 ± 24.47 299.9 ± 49.28 0.607
 Blood loss (ml) 321.3 ± 80.99 134.0 ± 32.70 0.060
 Duration of inflow controld (minutes) 75.7 ± 9.24 100.5 ± 4.50 0.139
 Duration of parenchymal transection (minutes) 82.8 ± 9.93 105.0 ± 25.06 0.521
 Post-OP hospital stay (days) (range) 9.6 ± 0.96 (6–15) 7.5 ± 0.52 (5–10) 0.057
  1. amajor surgical complications include grade III-IV surgical complications
  2. brecurrence within two years after the index operation
  3. cmean ± standard error of mean
  4. dmean duration among those who had inflow control