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Table 3 Overall port complications

From: Interventionally implanted port catheter systems for hepatic arterial infusion of chemotherapy in patients with colorectal liver metastases: A phase II-study and historical comparison with the surgical approach

  GROUP A: Interventional GROUP B: Surgical p value
Number of pts./treatment courses 41/260 40/245  
  Abs. % Abs. %  
Number of complications 39 100.0 45 100.0  
vascular 25 64.1 36 77.8 0.103
   Dislocation of catheter tip 8 20,5 3 6.7 0.061
   Thrombosis (total) 7 17.9 10 22.2 0.627
   Thrombosis (partial)/embolism 6 15.4 9 20.0 0.582
   Stenosis 0 0.0 7 15.6 0.010
   Dissection 3 7.7 6 13.3 0.404
   Reflux 1 2.6 1 2.2 0.918
non vascular 14 38.5 9 22.2 0.103
   Leakage/extravasation 4/1 12.8 3/1 8.9 0.561
   Disconnection/rupture 4/1 12.8 0/1 2.2 0.060
   Rotation of port chamber 0 0.0 2 4.4 0.183
   Infection of port chamber 3 7.7 1 2.2 0.240
   others 1 2.6 1 2.2 0.918