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Table 3 Patient characteristics

From: The change of health-related quality of life after minimally invasive esophagectomy for esophageal cancer: a meta-analysis

Study Recruitment period Intervention Cases M/F Median/mean age (range) Pathology (adeno/SCC/other) TNM stage Tumor site (U/M/L/GEJ) ASA grade Mean/median follow up (months) Neoadjuvant treatment (no/CT/CRT)
Barbour et al. [17] 1988–2011 TAMK 377 316/61 64 (27–84) 299/78/0 51/80/125/121/0(0/I/II/III/IV) 0/42/299/36 275/102 (1&2/3&4) 27 175/87/115
Wang et al. [19] 2004–2013 MIE 444 362/82 56 (32–77) 0/444/0 62/254/100/28 (0&I/II/III/IV) 63/244/137/0 321/107/16 (1/2/3) 27 364/22/58
Maas et al. [20] 2009–2011 MIE 59 43/16 62 (34–75) 35/24/0 1/4/26/11/4/9/4 (0/I/II/III/IV/No residual tumor of LN. matas./no surgery) N/A 10/34/14/1 (1/2/3/4) 12 0/5/54
Wang et al. [15] 2007–2008 MIE 27 19/8 60.7 ± 9.3 1/25/1 6/14/4/3/0 (0&I/IIa/IIb/III/IV) 4/17/6//0 N/A 6 27/0/0
Parameswaran et al. [16] 2005–2007 MIE 62 56/6 67 (49–80) 55/5/2 3/7/21/27/4 (0/I/II/III/IV) N/A N/A 12 0/48/0
Nafteux et al. [18] 2005–2010 MIE 65 52/13 63.1(41–82) 52/N/A/13 10/55/0/0/0 (0/I/II/III/IV) N/A N/A 72 65/0/0
  1. TAMK thoracoscopically assisted McKeown esophagectomy, MIE minimally invasive esophagectomy, Adeo adenocarcinoma, SCC squamous cell carcinoma N/A not applicable
  2. Thoracosopy + laparoscopy or laparotomy + cervical or thoracic anastomosis
  3. Thoracosopy + laparoscopy or laparotomy + cervical anastomosis