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Table 3 The comparison of lymph node dissection between the two groups

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
Total number 29.0 ± 8.7 17.8 ± 8.1 0.00
Superior mediastinum 11.2 ± 5.0 3.7 ± 2.9 0.00
Right RLN 3.0 ± 2.0 1.3 ± 1.2 0.00
Left RLN 2.6 ± 1.7 1.0 ± 1.0 0.00
Bilateral RLN 5.6 ± 3.5 2.3 ± 2.1 0.00
Enterocoelia 6.5 ± 3.3 5.5 ± 2.8 0.31
Total lymph node metastasis (%) 15 (53.6) 11 (52.4) 0.93
RLN LN metastasis (%) 7 (25) 2 (9.5) 0.16
  1. Study group—VAMLA + left transthoracic approach; control group—right thoracic approach
  2. RLN recurrent laryngeal nerve, RLN LN recurrent laryngeal nerve lymph node