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Operative mortality after hepatic resection: are literature-based rates broadly applicable?

Authors
  • Asiyanbola, Bolanle
  • Chang, David
  • Gleisner, Ana Luiza
  • Nathan, Hari
  • Choti, Michael A
  • Schulick, Richard D
  • Pawlik, Timothy M
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of gastrointestinal surgery : official journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
Publication Date
May 01, 2008
Volume
12
Issue
5
Pages
842–851
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1007/s11605-008-0494-y
PMID: 18266046
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Actual population-based mortality rates for major liver resections may be higher than those reported in the literature. Informed consent should reflect actual local and national mortality rates rather than selective reports from the literature.

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