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Table 1 Characteristics of the included trials

From: Comparison of two different mechanical esophagogastric anastomosis in esophageal cancer patients: a meta-analysis

Author Publication year Anastomotic method No. of patients Male/female ratio Age
Yoshiyuki F 2005 LS 12 Details unknown -
   CS 8   -
Shanda H. B 2007 LS 44 Details unknown 61.0 ± 9.0
   CS 147   62.0 ± 12.0
Qi-Rong Xu 2010 LS 162 143 /23 60.2 ± 8.4
   CS 67 61/7 61.3 ± 7.6
Wen-Ping Wang 2013 LS 45 41/4 59.7 ± 7.4
   CS 47 41/6 61.4 ± 7.7
Theolyn N. P 2013 LS 260 Details unknown 64.0
   CS 48   64.0