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Table 3 Post-operative complications following cholecystectomy

From: Place for elective cholecystectomy for patients with severe thalassaemia: a retrospective case control study

Demographic/medical factor Number (%) of thalassaemia patients who developed the complication (n = 19) Number (%) of non-thalassaemia patients who developed the complication (n = 55) Odds ratio 95% CI p value
Early 8 (42.1%) 10 (18.1%) 3.27 1.04–10.2 < 0.05
 Sepsis 2 (10.5%) 1 (1.8%) 6.35 0.54–74.4 0.14
 Liver abscess 1 (5.2%) 0 (0%) 9.0 0.35–230.6 0.18
Late (recurrent abdominal pain) 6 (31.5%) 7 (12.7%) 3.16 0.90–11.0 0.07
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