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Table 5 Postoperative complications in the 2 groups

From: Safety analysis of early oral feeding after esophagectomy in patients complicated with diabetes

Postoperative complications EOF (n = 67) LOF (n = 54) p value
Clavien-Dindo Degree I-II 17 14 0.945
Pulmonary infection 4 4 0.752
Incision infection 5 3 0.675
Gastrointestinal dysfunction 5 4 0.991
Injury of recurrent nerve 3 3 0.786
Clavien-Dindo Degree III-IV 8 7 0.643
Severe pulmonary infection and respiratory failure 1 1 > 0.999
Hydropneumothorax 1 0 1
Anastomotic fistula 6 5 0.954
Anastomotic or thoracic bleeding requiring reoperation 0 1 0.446
Total 25 21 0.859