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Table 1 Characteristics of patients undergoing surgery for hilar cholangiocarcinoma

From: Evaluation of the POSSUM, P-POSSUM and E-PASS scores in the surgical treatment of hilar cholangiocarcinoma

  100 patients
Age (mean) 62.9 years
Male gender (%) 48 (48.0%)
AJCC stage I/II/III/IV 7/15/17/61
Bismuth classification I/II/IIIa/IIIb/IV 27/13/21/12/27
 R0 Resection 34
 R1 Resection 12
 R2 Resection 16
 Palliative biliodigestive anastomosis 31
 Exploration (without curative intent) 7
Overall complications (%) 52 (52.0%)
 Pneumonia 19
 Bile leak 18
 Pleural effusion 9
 Hemoperitoneum 3
 Wound infection 5
 Gastrointestinal bleeding 4
 Intra-abdominal abscess 4
 Bile duct infection 4
 Miscellaneous 4
 Liver failure 3
 Urinary tract infections 1
 Biliodigestive leakage 1
 Others (DIC, cerebral infarction) 2
In-hospital mortality (%) 10 (10.0%)
  1. AJCC: American Joint Committee on Cancer; DIC: disseminated intravascular coagulation; R0 resection: complete resection with microscopic examination of margins showing no tumor cells; R1 resection: complete resection with no grossly visible tumor, but examination of margins showing tumor cells; R2 resection: partial resection, with grossly visible tumor left.