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Table 2 Site of locoregional and hematogenous recurrence in 45 patients

From: Clinical study on postoperative recurrence in patients with pN0 esophageal squamous cell carcinoma

Site of recurrence No. Percent (%) Time of recurrence3(month)
Locoregional recurrence1 38   
Cervical/supraclavicular node 21 55.3 14.9 (3.5 ~ 17.7)
Mediastinal node 13 34.2  
upper 9 23.7 17.2 (4.8 ~ 23.2)
middle 3 7.9 19.2 (7.1 ~ 25.3)
lower 1 2.6 23.1
Abdominal node 6 15.8 18.4 (4.5 ~ 26.8)
Anastomotic 1 2.6 8.6
Hematogenous recurrence2 7   
Liver 6 85.7 10.4 (5.2 ~ 20.4)
Lung 2 28.6 12.8 (9.4 ~ 16.2)
Bone 1 14.3 18.5
Others(brain/pleura/omentum) 0   
  1. 1Three patients experienced locoregional recurrence at more than one site.
  2. 2Two patients experienced hematogenous recurrence at more than one site.
  3. 3Mean (range).