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Table 1 Surgical Approach of patients with operable esophageal cancer

From: Hand-grip strength is a simple and effective outcome predictor in esophageal cancer following esophagectomy with reconstruction: a prospective study

  TTE THE p value
NO 52 9  
M/F 48/4 6/3 0.1
Age (year) 60.6 61 0.92
HGS(kg) 29.1 26.5 0.33
HS (day) 25.4 22.2 0.46
ICU stay(day) 7.26 4.7 0.21
Start Oral Intake(day) 15.4 13.1 0.6
6-month mortality 6 2 0.5
Morbidity 22 8 0.06
  1. TTE: transthoracic esophagectomy with reconstruction (including thoracoscopic and thoracotomy); THE: transhiatal esophagectomy with reconstruction; NO: patient number; M: male; F: female; HGS: hand-grip strength; HS: hospital stay; ICU: intensive care unit.