Published online Oct 27, 2014. doi: 10.4254/wjh.v6.i10.745
Revised: September 1, 2014
Accepted: September 16, 2014
Published online: October 27, 2014
Core tip: The large degree of variation in the post-liver resection morbidity rates reported by previous studies might be due to a lack of consensus regarding the definitions and classification of post-liver resection complications. The Clavien-Dindo classification of postoperative complications is widely accepted internationally. However, it is difficult to apply to some major post-liver resection complications. Therefore, a unified classification of post-liver resection complications has to be established to allow comparisons between academic reports.