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Table 2 Perioperative outcomes

From: Splenectomy for hypersplenism with or without preoperative splenic artery embolisation

  Study group (n = 50) Control group (B) (n = 50) p value
Operating time (min, mean ± SD) 151 ± 23 174 ± 35 0.564
Platelet count between SAE and OS (U/μL mean ± SD (range)) 70,000 ± 28,255
(13000–190,000)
9200 ± 2765
(6500–17,400)
0.024
Perioperative need for transfusion (%) 0/50 45/50 (90) 0.003
Splenic size (cm, mean ± SD (range)) 16.2 ± 3 (12–25) 16.4 ± 4.8 (13–25) <0.001
Change of spleen volume after SAE (n (%))
 Decrease 36 (72)   
 No changes 14 (28)   
 Increase 0   
  1. OS open splenectomy, SAE splenic artery embolisation