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Table 3 Postoperative outcomes

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

  Study group (n = 50) Control group (n = 50) p value
Postoperative stay (days, mean ± SD) 9.5 ± 3.2 9.6 ± 4.1 0.237
Platelet count on day10 (U/μL, mean ± SD (range)) 380,000 ± 12,359
(160,000–540,000)
340,000 ± 13,927
(120,000–490,000)
0.255
Complications (%) Pleural effusion 0/50 (0) 1/50 (2)  
Pulmonary infection 1/50 (2) 3/50 (6)  
Postoperative bleeding 0/50 (0) 2/50 (4)  
Portal vein thrombosis 2/50 (4) 0/50 (0)  
Deep venous thrombosis 1/50 (2) 0/50 (0)  
Incision infection 0/50 (0) 0/50 (0)  
Total 4/50 (8) 6/50 (12) 0.739
Mortality rate   0/50 0/50 1.000
  1. In addition, portal vein thrombosis was identified in two patients of the study group, one month after surgery. SD standard deviation