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Table 3 Postoperative complications

From: Liver resection for young patients with large hepatocellular carcinoma: a single center experience from China

  Number (%) of patients  
Complications Young group Older group P value
Overall 16 (23.0%) 19 (22.9%) 0.928
 Ascites 2 (2.8%) 1 (1.2%) 0.326
 Wound infection 2(2.8%) 2(2.4%) 0.657
 Pleural effusion 1(1.4%) 1(1.2%) 0.536
 Pulmonary infection 1(1.4%) 11(13.3%) 0.041
 Biliary fistula 2 (2.8%) 1(1.2%) 0.326
 Liver failure 2(2.8%) 1(1.2%)* 0.326
 Bleeding 6(8.6%) 2(2.4%) 0.084
  1. *Caused postoperative death. P values shown in bold indicate statistical significance between groups.