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Table 2 Operation details and complications 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
Operation time in min 261 ± 53 238 ± 60 0.087
Thoracotomy 36 (100%) 7 (19%) <0.001
ICU stay in days 3.4 ± 6.7 5.3 ± 6.9 0.232
Re ICU 7 (19%) 6 (17%) 0.739
Median Hospital stay in days 14 (10 – 110) 26 (12 – 105) 0.012
In-hospital mortality 1 (3%) 3 (8%) 0.310
Blood transfusion intraoperatively 6 (17%) 3 (8%) 0.317
Blood transfusion postoperatively 8 (22%) 12 (33%) 0.248
Patients with lymph nodes positive 17 (47%) 18 (50%) 0.655
Resected lymph nodes 18 ± 8 16 ± 7 0.539
Bleeding 1 (3%) 0 (0%) 0.317
Pneumonia 7 (19%) 7 (19%) 1.000
CPAP 10 (28%) 10 (28%) 1.000
Re-intubation 9 (25%) 9 (25%) 1.000
Anastomotic leakage 4 (11%) 11 (31%) 0.040
Revision operation 3 (8%) 2 (6%) 0.655
Wound infection 0 (0%) 10 (28%) 0.002
Thrombemboli 4 (11%) 3 (8%) 0.706
Paresis of recurrent laryngeal nerve 0 (0%) 4 (11%) 0.046
Chylothorax 1 (3%) 1 (3%) 1.000
Radiatio postoperative 3 (8%) 3 (8%) 1.000
Chemotherapy postoperative 17 (47%) 10 (28%) 0.108