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Table 2 Comparative analysis of postoperative course

From: Perioperative chemotherapy versus neoadjuvant chemoradiation for patients with adenocarcinoma of the distal esophagus in Austria: a retrospective analysis

  CROSS
n = 53
EOX
n = 51
p value
Complicated postoperative course 17 (32.1) 19 (37.3) 0.781
Anastomotic leakagea 9 (17.0) 12 (23.5) 0.807
Pneumoniab 4 (7.5) 4 (7.8) 0.920
Chyle leakc 3 (5.7) 2 (3.9) 0.888
Cardiac arrythmiad 1 (1.9) 1 (2.0) 1.000
  1. Data are numbers of patients with percentages in parentheses
  2. aAnastomotic leakage included all clinical and radiological findings of anastomotic dehiscence or fistula
  3. bPneumonia was defined by the universal pneumonia score [17]
  4. cChyle leak was defined as elevated levels of triglycerides in intrathoracic fluid requiring treatment
  5. dCardiac arrhythmia were defined as any change in rhythm on an electrocardiogram requiring treatment