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Table 3 Tumor and lymph node stages among patients with a transthoracic or transhiatal esophagectomy for adenocarcinoma of the esophagus

From: Long-term survival from adenocarcinoma of the esophagus after transthoracic and transhiatal esophagectomy

   Transthoracic Transhiatal  
  Total (%)  n =  33 (%)  n =  55 (%)  P 
pT 1 13 (15) 3 (9) 10 (18)  
pT 2 22 (25) 12 (36) 10 (18) 0.125
pT 3 53 (60) 18 (55) 35 (64)  
pN0 34 (39) 13 (39) 21 (38) 1.0
pN1 54 (61) 20 (61) 34 (62)  
  1. Stages based on microscopy of the specimens. Statistics by Fisher’s exact test.