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Table 1 Patient and tumor characteristics

From: Combined ultrasonic aspiration and saline-linked radiofrequency precoagulation: a step toward bloodless liver resection without the need of liver inflow occlusion: analysis of 313 consecutive patients

Characteristic Finding P-value
Major Hepatectomya Minor Hepatectomyb Total  
Age, mean (SD), (minimum-maximum) years 61 (10.74) (31 to 85) 62.55 (10.20) (37 to 82) 61.57 (10.56) (31 to 85) 0.29
Sex, F/M, n 88/111 49/65 137/176 0.832
Diagnosis, n
Colorectal liver metastases 144 103 247  
Non-colorectal liver metastases 3 9 12  
Hepatocellular carcinoma 22 2 24  
Cholangiocarcinoma 25z 0 25  
Gallbladder carcinoma 5 0 5  
Total 199 (63.6%) 114 (36.4%) 313  
Number of lesions, one/more than one 82/117 63/51 145/168 0.016
  1. athree or more segmentectomies.
  2. btwo or fewer segmentectomies or hepatic wedge resections-tumorectomies.