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Table 3 Peri-operative data for patients undergoing surgical resection of hepatic hemangioma in this cohort

From: Efficacy and factors affecting the choice of enucleation and liver resection for giant hemangioma: a retrospective propensity score-matched study

Variable Before propensity After propensity
EN LR P value EN LR P value
Number of patients (%) 163 (100) 110 (100)   66 (100) 66 (100)  
Operation time (minutes) 150 (130–200) 195 (149–246) < 0.001* 156 (130–210) 195 (139–238) 0.156
Estimated blood loss (ml) 200 (100–300) 300 (100–450) 0.048* 200 (150–425) 220 (100–360) 0.423
Blood transfusion rate 37 (22.7) 38 (34.5) 0.031* 22 (33.3) 22 (33.3) 1.000
Postoperative data
 Postoperative feeding (days) 3.2 ± 1.2 3.5 ± 1.3 0.027* 3.1 ± 1.0 3.3 ± 1.0 0.460
 Abdominal drains (days) 5.8 ± 1.9 6.2 ± 2.6 0.036* 5.9 ± 1.9 6.0 ± 1.9 0.643
 Postoperative hospital stay (days) 9.1 ± 2.5 9.2 ± 3.3 0.700 9.5 ± 2.6 9.0 ± 1.9 0.206
Complication
 Ascites 7 (4.3) 5 (4.5) 1.000 4 (6.1) 3 (4.5) 1.000
 Abdominal infection 10 (6.1) 10 (9.1) 0.358 4 (6.1) 3 (4.5) 1.000
 Bile fistula 1 (0.6) 5 (4.5) 0.041* 1 (1.5) 2 (3.0) 1.000
 Bleeding 2 (1.1) 4 (2.8) 0.224 1 (1.5) 3 (4.5) 0.619
  1. LR liver resection, EN enucleation
  2. *P < 0.05 was considered significant difference