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Table 2 Major postoperative complications

From: Transhiatal esophagectomy in a high volume institution

Complication n (%)
Clinical anastomotic leak 12 (5.6)
Respiratorya 65 (30)
Cardiovascular 31 (14)
Recurrent laryngeal nerve neuropraxia 6 (3)
Wound infection 22 (10)
Renal failure 6 (3)
Chyle leak 5 (2)
Deep vein thrombosis/pulmonary embolism 3 (1)
  1. aRespiratory complications are defined as respiratory failure, lower respiratory tract infection and symptomatic pleural effusion requiring drainage.