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Table 2 Comparison of perioperative data of two groups of patients

From: Efficacy comparison of transcervical video-assisted mediastinoscopic lymphadenectomy combined with left transthoracic esophagectomy versus right transthoracic esophagectomy for esophageal cancer treatment

  Study group Control group p value
Operative time (min) 363.4 ± 78.8 349.6 ± 86.3 0.56
VMALA time (min) 80.6 ± 15.7  
Blood loss (ml) 321.0 ± 137.0 384.0 ± 181.1 0.15
Hospital stay (day) 12.0 ± 4.3 15.9 ± 20.3 0.39
Complications    
 Respiratory complications 6 5 0.84
 Anastomotic fistula 1 2 0.56
 Chylothorax 1 0 1.0
 Vocal cord paralysis 4 3 0.44
  1. Study group—VAMLA + left transthoracic approach; control group—right thoracic approach