Table 97.3Complications of Liver Resection # (%)

Scheele33Schlag31Doci32Fortner35Nordlinger29
Total2191221007580
Liver-related complications
Hemorrhage7(3)31(1)1(1)
Bile fistula8(4)5(4)4
Perihepatic abscess4(2)11(9)55(7)2(3)
Liver failure17(8)33(4)1(1)
Renal failure3(1)1
Portal vein thrombosis1(1)
Infections
Wound7(6)1(1)
Sepsis3(2) 2 4(5)
General Complications
Gastrointestinal bleedingM 1(1)
Deep vein thrombosis2(1)M1(1)
Pulmonary embolism4(2) M 1(1)1(1)
Cardiac/MI*2(1)6(5)1 1(1)1(1)
Pneumonia0(0)10(8)22 3(4)
Pleural effusionM 6(8)3(4)

*MI = myocarcinoid infraction.

From: Chapter 97, Treatment of Liver Metastases

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Holland-Frei Cancer Medicine. 5th edition.
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