Morbidity and mortality after surgical resection of liver tumors. Analysis of 229 cases

F. Bozzetti, L. Gennari, E. Regalia, P. Bignami, F. Montalto, V. Mazzoferro, R. Doci

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Abstract

Two hundred and twenty-nine resections of hepatic tumors were performed over the past 10 years. The intraoperative death rate, 30-day operative mortality and major complication rate were 1.3%, 8.3% and 20%, respectively. Both morbidity and mortality were significantly related to the type of surgery and to the extent of the resection to contiguous organs and/or structures. Cirrhotic patients (40% in hepatocellular carcinoma) had a higher mortality rate (19%). Intraoperative blood loss was related to the extent of the resection and was significantly higher in patients with major complications and/or death. The main problem was postoperative liver failure in cirrhotic patients, which is difficult to predict and to treat.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)237-241
Number of pages5
JournalHepato-Gastroenterology
Volume39
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1992

Keywords

  • Liver
  • Morbidity
  • Mortality
  • Surgical treatment
  • Tumors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology

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    Bozzetti, F., Gennari, L., Regalia, E., Bignami, P., Montalto, F., Mazzoferro, V., & Doci, R. (1992). Morbidity and mortality after surgical resection of liver tumors. Analysis of 229 cases. Hepato-Gastroenterology, 39(3), 237-241.