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Table 4 Morbidity and mortality

From: Retrospective analyses of trends in pancreatic surgery: indications, operative techniques, and postoperative outcome of 1,120 pancreatic resections

  1994 to 2001 2002 to 2006 2007 to 2012 P value
Mortality 10 (2.8%) 6 (2.0%) 11 (2.4%) Not significant
Overall morbidity 151 (41.6%) 170 (55.7%) 257 (56.9%) <0.001
Operation-related morbidity 104 (28.7%) 111 (36.4%) 229 (50.7%) <0.001
Reoperation 33 (9.1%) 33 (10.8%) 61 (13.5%) Not significant
Transfusion     
  Number of patients with transfusion 313 (87.5%) 66 (21.6%) 87 (19.3%) <0.001
  Average volume 1,523 (1,345 to 1,701) ml 170 (124 to 217) ml 177 (129 to 227) ml <0.001
Pancreatic fistula grades A to C 37 (10.2%) 79 (25.9%) 180 (39.8%) <0.001
  1. Number (percentage) or average (95% CI).