Table 5

Innominate complications

Complications

Billroth I

Billroth II

P value


Pleural effusion

26(4.4)

14(7.7)

NS

Consistent fever of unknown reason

55(8.8)

26(14.2)

0.032

Seroperitoneum

27(4.3)

22(12.0)

0.000

Gastro or enteroplegia

19(3.0)

14(7.7)

0.005

Pancreatitis

1(0.2)

9(4.9)

0.000

Central vein catheter infection

6(1.0)

2(1.1)

NS

Anastomosis site or upper GI bleeding

1(0.2)

4(2.2)

0.010

Chyle leak

1(0.2)

1(0.5)

NS

Pancreatic fistula

0

1(0.5)

NS


Sah et al. BMC Cancer 2009 9:428   doi:10.1186/1471-2407-9-428

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