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Table 1 Patient and PPVC baseline characteristics

From: Embolisation of the parenchymal tract after percutaneous portal vein catheterization: a retrospective comparison of outcomes with different techniques in two centres

Characteristics Group 1 Group 2 Group 3 Group 4
n = 44 n = 54 n = 105 n = 17
Sex
Female (%) 22 (50) 28 (52) 55 (52) 10 (59)
Male (%) 22 (50) 26 (48) 50 (48) 7 (41)
Age, years
Median [IQR] 13.1 [36.1] 15.9 [47.6] 44.6 [20.4] 10.9 [38.2]
Indication to PPVC
Pancreatic islet transplantation (%) 0 (0) 0 (0) 104 (99) 2 (12)
Portal anastomosis stenosis in OLT (%) 16 (36) 40 (74) 0 (0) 10 (59)
Portal vein stenosis/thrombosis (%) 7 (16) 7 (13) 0 (0) 1 (6)
TIPS creation (%) 15 (34) 3 (6) 1 (1) 3 (18)
Meso-rex anastomosis stenosis (%) 3 (7) 4 (7) 0 (0) 1 (6)
Portal varices embolisation (%) 3 (7) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0)
Type of approach for PPVC
Right transhepatic (%) 14 (32) 26 (48) 101 (96) 7 (41)
Left transhepatic (%) 5 (11) 6 (11) 4 (4) 1 (6)
Lateral left split liver (%) 18 (41) 19 (35) 0 (0) 7 (41)
Main portal trunk (%) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 2 (12)
Trans-splenic (%) 7 (16) 3 (6) 0 (0) 0 (0)
Internal calibre of PPVC sheath, French
Median 6 6 4 6
  1. IQR Interquartile range, PPVC Percutaneous portal vein catheterization, OLT Orthotopic liver transplantation, TIPS Trans-jugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt