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Table 2 Surgical and pathological results (N = 60)

From: Total laparoscopic transabdominal-transdiaphragmatic approach for treating Siewert II tumors: a prospective analysis of a case series

Type of surgery
 Total gastrectomy 60 (100%)
Operative time (min) 214.8 ± 41.6
Reconstruction time (min) 29.40 ± 7.1
Reconstruction type
 Using circular staplers
  Hand-sewn purse-string sutures 24 (40%)
  Others 3 (5%)
 Using linear staplers
  Functional end-to-end anastomosis 9 (15%)
  Overlap method 24 (40%)
Length of esophageal exposure (cm) 9.4 ± 1.8
Number of lymph nodes dissected 37.3 ± 11.1
Blood loss (ml) 209.0 ± 110.3
Tumor depth (pathological)
 T1 9 (15%)
 T2 15 (25%)
 T3 15 (25%)
 T4 21 (35%)
Nodal status (pathological)
 N0 24 (40%)
 N1 9 (15%)
 N2 6 (10%)
 N3 21 (35%)
Histological type
 Differentiated 48 (80%)
 Undifferentiated 12 (20%)
  1. TNM tumor-nodes-metastasis