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Table 4 Prognosis

From: Transhiatal and transthoracic resection in adenocarcinoma of the esophagus: Does the operative approach have an influence on the long-term prognosis?

  operative approach n median survival (months) 5-year survival rate p-value
total TT 46 16 13.6% 0.018
  TH 103 24 32.1%  
curative (R0) TT 36 17 17.6% 0.045
  TH 94 28 35.1%  
palliative (R1) TT 10 9 - 0.778
  TH 8 8 -  
R0 pN0 TT 9 27 22.2% 0.072
  TH 40 67 54.1%  
R0 pN1 TT 26 14 14.3% 0.430 a
  <19 thor. LN 12 17 16.7% 0.829 b
  >/ = 19 thor. LN 14 8 -  
  TH 51 16 22,4% 0.703 c
R0 pN1 T1-2 TT 4 14 25.0% 0.357
  TH 21 28 33.3%  
R0 pN1 T3-4 TT 22 9 12.2% 0.793
  TH 30 10 -  
R0 pN1 ASA 1–2 TT 11 16 20.0% 0.345
  TH 23 19 33.3%  
R0pN1 ASA 3–4 TT 15 9 10.3% 0.999
  TH 25 10 -  
R0 middle third TT 4 5 25% 0.931
(tumor localization) TH 8 24 15%  
R0 lower third TT 32 17 17.1% 0.044
(tumor localization) TH 86 30 37.9%  
  1. TT: Transthoracic, TH: Transhiatal
  2. a = (TT vs. TH)
  3. b= (TT intern)
  4. c = (TT thor. LN vs. TH)