Table 2

Results of univariate analysis concerning of biliocystic communication in liver hydatid cyst.

Variables

Number of patients with BCC (%)

Number of patients with out BCC (%)

p


Age (years) mean ± SD

36.31 ± 15.32

39.91 ± 15.85

0.013


Median duration of symptoms in months (IQR)

4 (2; 12)

6 (2; 12)

0.101

Sex

0.017

Male

76 (29.5)

182 (70.5)

Female

83 (21.2)

308 (78.8)

Past history of hepatic hydatidosis

0.071

No

141 (25.8)

405 (74.2)

Yes

18 (17.5)

85 (82.5)

Right upper quadrant pain

0.245

No

39 (21.4)

143 (78.6)

Yes

120 (25.8)

345 (74.2)

Jaundice

<0.001

No

118 (20.2)

465 (79.8)

Yes

41 (64.1)

23 (35.9)

Fever (temperature ≥38°C)

0.02

No

131 (22.7)

446 (77.3)

Yes

28 (40)

42 (60)

Epigastric pain

0.872

No

141 (24.5)

435 (75.5)

Yes

18 (25.4)

53 (74.6)

Clinical presentation

0.018

Asymptomatic

14 (14.9)

80 (85.1)

Symptomatic

145 (26.2)

408 (73.8)

Abdominal mass

0.002

No

89 (20.8)

338 (79.2)

Yes

70 (31.8)

150 (68.2)

Weight loss

0.499

No

137 (24)

433 (76)

Yes

16 (28.1)

41 (71.9)

Number of cysts

0.274

One

104 (23.3)

342 (76.7)

Two

31 (31)

69 (69)

Three or more

24 (24.7)

73 (75.3)

Location of the cyst in the liver

0.033

Anterior segment: III, IV, V, VI

48 (19.8)

194 (80.2)

Posterior segment: I, II, VII, VIII

111 (27.3)

296 (72.7)

Maaouni's distribution of the cyst19

0.101

Cyst in the segment IV and/or I

12 (23.1)

40 (76.9)

Cyst in the Segment II and/or III

13 (14.6)

76 (85.4)

Cyst in the Segment V and/or VI

15 (20.3)

59 (79.7)

Cyst in the Segment VII and/or VIII

75 (26.8)

205 (73.2)

Multiple cysts

44 (28.8)

109 (71.2)

Biliary duct dilatation

<0.001

No

131 (21.9)

467 (78.1)

Yes

25 (65.8)

13 (34.2)

Diameter of the cyst

0.240

≤10 cm

49 (21.8)

176 (78.2)

>10 cm

110 (25.9)

314 (74.1)

Gharbi's morphological type of the cyst

0.015

Type I

18 (16.8)

89 (83.2)

Type II

14 (17.5)

66 (82.5)

Type III

75 (27)

203 (73)

Type IV

46 (31.7)

99 (68.3)

Type V

6 (15.4)

33 (84.6)

Other hydatid cysts in lungs

0.009

None

151 (23.9)

482 (76.1)

Yes

8 (53.3)

7 (46.7)

Cyst wall (pericyst)

<0.001

Soft

1 (0.6)

177 (99.4)

Fibrotic or calcified

157 (33.5)

311 (66.5)


BCC: biliocystic communication

El Malki et al. BMC Surgery 2010 10:16   doi:10.1186/1471-2482-10-16

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