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Table 3 Lymph node metastatic characteristics according to operative fields in positive node disease

From: Lymph node metastatic patterns and its clinical significance for thoracic superficial esophageal squamous cell carcinoma

Number of cases with nodal disease according to operative field (%) Tumor Location
Upper Tx
N = 19
Middle Tx
N = 52
Lower Tx
N = 25
1-field
 Cervical 2 (10.5) 2 (3.8) 0
 Thoracic 10 (52.6) 19 (36.5) 6 (24.0)
 Abdominal 1 (5.3) 9 (17.3) 15 (60.0)
2-field
 Cervical-Thoracic 5 (26.3) 5 (9.6) 0
 Thoracic-Abdominal 0 10 (19.2) 3 (12.0)
 Cervical-Abdominal 1 (5.3) 3 (5.8) 0
3-field
 Cervical-Thoracic-Abdominal 0 4 (7.6) 1 (4.0)
  1. Tx thoracic