Retrospective Study
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World J Gastroenterol. May 21, 2014; 20(19): 5881-5888
Published online May 21, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i19.5881
Figure 1
Figure 1 Patient selection process of patients with and a matched control group without biliary complications. Of all patients with hepatic alveolar echinococcosis (AE), patients with successful surgery were excluded. The remaining patients either developed biliary complications or not. From the latter group of patients, individuals with insufficient follow up time or avital AE were excluded; the remaining patients were defined as the control group.