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Table 4 Short-term (3 months) postoperative outcomes on morbidity, mortality and quality of life

From: Comparisons between minimally invasive and open esophagectomy for esophageal cancer with cervical anastomosis: a retrospective study

VariableOE (n = 52)MIE (n = 86)P-Value
Stenosis anastomosis1.92%2.33%1.002
Regurgitation15.38%23.26%0.652
Pneumonia3.77%8.14%0.482
Recurrence0%0%1.002
Mortality0%3.49%0.292
EORTC C30 Global health66.10 ± 5.4366.42 ± 5.920.051
  1. Scale variables were expressed as median and range, ordinal and nominal parameters as absolute numbers, and percent. 1Mann-Whitney test; 2Chi-square (or Fisher exact) test EORTC: European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer Quality of Life Questionnaires. EORTC C30 Global health: scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores representing better well-being.