Group I N=14 cases Group II N=23 Group III N=17
Preoperative data
+ve antibodies by ELISA 10 (71.4%) 16 (69. 6%) 13 (76.5%)
Disturbed liver enzymes None None None
Postoperative data  
+ve antibodies by ELISA (3 months after surgery) 14 (100%) 23 (100%) 17 (100%)
Disturbed liver enzymes 5(35.7%) None None
Hospital stay time 10-21 days 1-2 days 2-4 days
Postoperative bleeding 2 (14.3%) None None
Postoperative wound infection 4 (28.6%) 3 (13%) 1 (5.9%)
Drains  3 cases needed 1 drain No drains were used 2 drains were used in 3 cases and one drain in 14 cases
Recurrence 2 (14.3%) 8 (34. 8%) None
Mortality 3 (21.4%) None None
Table 2: Pre and postoperative data in the three studied groups (original table). As demonstrated in this table, the hospital stay in patients of group I (radical pericystectomy) ranged from 10-21 days and was statistically higher than the other groups (p value<0.001). Patients subjected to PAIR technique stayed at hospital for 1-2 days while patients who were managed by the modified technique stayed at hospital for 2-4 days. No biliary communication was recorded in all patients.