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Table 1 Patients characteristics risk factors in dependency of type of anastomosis

From: Intrathoracic versus Cervical Anastomosis after Resection of Esophageal Cancer: A matched pair analysis of 72 patients in a single center study

  Intrathoracic (n = 36) Cervical (n = 36) p-value
Age 62 ± 12 62 ± 10  
Gender    
- male 34 (94%) 30 (83%) 0.157
- female 2 (6%) 6 (17%)  
ASA-classification    
−2 18 (50%) 19 (53%)  
−3 18 (50%) 17 (47%) 0.819
Cardiac disease 9 (25%) 9 (25%) 1.000
Pulmonary disease 8 (22%) 10 (28%) 0.527
Hypertension 24 (67%) 19 (53%) 0.225
Diabetes 10 (28%) 8 (22%) 0.593
Abuse of nicotine 17 (47%) 17 (47%) 1.000
Abuse of alcohol 13 (36%) 13 (36%) 1.000
Histology    
-adenocarcinoma 29 (81%) 26 (72%) 0.317
-squamous cell carcinoma 7 (19%) 10 (28%)  
UICC stage    
- I 16 (44%) 15 (42%)  
-II 8 (22%) 9 (25%)  
-III 10 (28%) 11 (31%)  
-IV 2 (6%) 1 (3%)  
Grading    
2 15 (42%) 16 (44%) 0.796
3 21 (58%) 20 (56%)  
Radiatio preoperative 6 (17%) 4 (11%) 0.414
Chemotherapy preoperative 20 (56%) 7 (19%) 0.003