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Table 2 Main results of the two groups

From: Percutaneous stent placement for malignant hilar biliary obstruction: side-by-side versus stent-in-stent technique

OutcomesSBS group (n = 38)SIS group (n = 27)p value
Technical success38 (100)27 (100)1
Reduction of bilirubin level
 By 20% at 1 week34 (89.5)18 (66.7)0.03
 By 75% at 1 month35 (92.1)24 (88.9)0.69
Complications
 Major complication  1
  Acute renal failure1 (2.6)0 
 Minor complications7 (18.4)9 (33.3)0.24
  Cholangitis3 (7.9)8 (29.6)0.04
  Cholecystitis1 (2.6)01
  Pancreatitis2 (5.3)1 (3.7)1
  Peritonitis1 (2.6)01
Stent occlusion7 (18.4)10 (37)0.09
  1. Note-Values in parentheses are percentages