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Table 4 Treatment-limiting 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 (n = 41) GROUP B: Surgical (n = 40) p-value
  Abs. % Abs. %  
vascular 5 12.2 15 37.5 0.008
   Thrombosis 5 12.2 9 22.5 0.220
   Hepatic arterial stenosis 0 0 2 5.0 0,147
   Dislocation of catheter tip 0 0 2 5.0 0.147
   Reflux gastric/duodenal artery 0 0 1 2.5 0.308
   Dissection hepatic artery 0 0 1 2.5 0.308
non vascular 2 4.9 5 12.5 0.222
   Leakage/extravasation 0 0 3 7.5 0.074
   Rotation of port chamber 0 0 1 2.5 0.308
   Infection of port chamber 2 4.9 1 2.5 0.571