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Table 1 Preoperative characteristics of the patients subjected to liver resection with Intrahepatic (IHD) and Extrahepatic (EHD) hilar division.

From: Association between biliary complications and technique of hilar division (extrahepatic vs. intrahepatic) in major liver resections

  IHD group (n = 100) EHD group (n = 50)
1. Age (years) (mean ± SD) 63 ± 11 63 ± 9
2. Male(M) to female(F) ratio 3/1 (75M/25F patients) 3/1 (38M/12F patients)
3. Preoperative lab values (mean ± SD)   
a. platelets × 1012 (cell/L) 210.5 ± 91 215 ± 88
b. prothrombin time (INR) 0.98 ± 0.09 0.91 ± 0.08
c. bilirubin (μmol/L) 9.2 ± 4.1 9.5 ± 4.2
d. AST (U/L) 35 ± 15 36 ± 14
e. albumin (g/dl) 4.8 ± 0.7 4.6 ± 0.8
4. Indication for resection   
a. hepatocellular carcinoma (70) 46 (46%) 24 (48%)
b. metastatic carcinoma (60) 45 (45%) 15 (30%)
c. benign lesions (20) 9 (9%) 11 (22%)