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Table 5 Surgical procedures and postoperative outcomes

From: Outcomes of esophagectomy after chemotherapy with biweekly docetaxel plus cisplatin and fluorouracil for advanced esophageal cancer: a retrospective cohort analysis

  DCF (%), N = 37 bDCF (%), N = 22 p value
Surgical procedure    0.224
 Right thoracotomy 6 (16.2) 1 (4.5)  
 Thoracoscopy 29 (78.4) 17 (77.3)  
 Left thoracotomy 2 (5.4) 3 (13.6)  
 Transhiatal resection 0 1 (4.5)  
Morbidity 12 (32.4) 10 (45.5) 0.317
 Pneumonia 5 (13.5) 2 (9.1) 0.612
 Dysrhythmia atrial 1 (2.7) 0 0.437
 Anastomotic leak 0 0
 Chyle leak 1 (2.7) 0 0.437
 Vocal cord palsy 5 (13.5) 4 (18.2) 0.630
 Bleeding requiring reoperation 0 0
 Wound infection 0 2 (9.1) 0.062
C. difficile enteritis 0 3 (13.6) 0.021
Operative mortality 0 0
Postoperative hospital stay (daysa, range) 28.4 ± 18.4 (12–106) 19.4 ± 18.4 (10–33) 0.008
  1. C. difficile, Clostridium difficile
  2. aMean ± standard deviation