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Table 2 Reasons for cancelation of esophagectomy according to time period and histology. AC adenocarcinoma, SCC squamous cell carcinoma

From: Analysis of patients scheduled for neoadjuvant therapy followed by surgery for esophageal cancer, who never made it to esophagectomy

Reasons 2002–2010 2011–2015 Total (%)
AC SCC AC SCC  
 Death during treatment 0 4 4 1 9 (7.9)
 Disease progression 14 13 15 8 50 (43.9)
 Irresectability 3 8 2 1 14 (12.3)
 Own decision 4 5 1 5 15 (13.2)
 Poor general condition 3 8 6 9 26 (22.8)
 Total 24 38 28 24 114
Reasons AC SCC 2002–2010 2011–2015
 Death during treatment 4 5 4 5
 Disease progression 29 21 27 23
 Irresectability 5a 9a 11b 3b
 Own decision 5c 10c 9 6
 Poor general condition 9d 17d 11 15
 Total 52 62 62 52
  1. ap = 0.032
  2. bp = 0.044
  3. cp = 0.018
  4. dp = 0.002