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Table 3 Disease characteristics of 96 patients treated with minimally invasive Ivor Lewis esophagectomy

From: Long-term survival outcomes of esophageal cancer after minimally invasive Ivor Lewis esophagectomy

  All patients
N = 96
n (percent, %) or median [interquartile range] or mean ± standard deviation
Type of cancer
 Adenocarcinoma 75 (78)
 Squamous cell carcinoma 21 (22)
Neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy 88 (92)
Postoperative histopathology
 Pathological tumor-node-metastasis staging
  Stage 0 23 (24)
  Stage I 24 (25)
  Stage II 23 (24)
  Stage III 20 (21)
  Stage IVA 6 (6)
 Number of lymph nodes harvested 19.0 [15.0–23.0]
 Pathological complete response 11 (12)
 R0 resection margin 94 (98)
 Positive resection margin 2 (2)
 Lymphovascular invasion
  Present 25 (26)
  Absent 48 (50)
  Unknown 23 (24)