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Table 3 Complications following 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

Complications IHD group (n = 100) EHD group (n = 50)
Wound infection 2 1
Chest infection 18 5
Pleural effusion 6 5
Subphrenic abscess 2 1
Bile leakage 20 11
Bleeding (postoperative period) 2 1
Liver failure 5 2
ICU stay (days, mean ± SD) 1 ± 0.5 1 ± 0.6
Hospital stay (days, mean ± SD) 12 ± 4 13 ± 7
Hospital deaths (%) 2(2%) 1(2%)