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Table 2 Results of open resection group

From: The value of intra-operative ultrasonography on safety margin and outcome during liver resection and radio-frequency ablation in the management of hepatocellular carcinoma patients

  Open resection group with IOUS Open resection group without IOUS
Mean operative time (min) 110 ± 20 125 ± 20
Free surgical margin n (%) 32 (100%) 18 (90%)
Significant intra-operative bleeding n (%) 3 (9.3%) 4 (20%)
Biliary leak n (%) 2 (6.2%) 3 (15%)
Operative bed collection n (%) 2 (6.2%) 4 (20%)
Surgical wound infection n (%) 3 (9.3%) 2 (10%)
Mean hospital stay (day) 7 9
Mortality n Nil 1