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Table 5 Postoperative morbidity and mortality for squamous cell carcinoma compared with adenocarcinoma of the esophagus.

From: Morbidity and mortality after esophagectomy for esophageal carcinoma: A risk analysis

parameter Squamous cell carcinoma (n = 229) Adenocarcinoma (n = 150) p-value
- Surgical complications (%)    
- General complications (%) 37.9 33.7 0.447
-Total complications (%) 40.7 28.0 0.012*
- Length of ICU – stay (d) 68.1 57.6 0.039*
- 30-day-moratlity (%)    
- Mortality (%) 11 (2–176) 8 (1–107) 0.0001*
  6.1 6.1 0.8569
  15.1 6.6 0.0001*
  1. *statistically significant