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Table 1 The patients characteristics

From: Treatment of intrathoracic anastomotic leak after esophagectomy with the sump drainage tube

Patients’ characteristics Conventional treatments (group 1) (n = 20) New treatments (group 2) (n = 23) P value
Age 64.2 ± 4.8 65.1 ± 4.2 P = 0.259
Gender
 Male 12 16 P = 0.733
 Female 8 7  
Cancer type
 Esophageal cancer 13 15 P = 0.780
 Esophagogastric junction cancer 7 8  
Neoadjuvant chemotherapy 5 6 P = 0.936
Comorbidity
 Hypertension 6 7 P = 0.895
 Diabetes 4 5 P = 0.936
Anastomosis location
 Cervical anastomosis 8 15 P = 0.818
 Intrathoracic anastomosis 10 8  
Operation method
 McKeown esophagectomy 8 15 P = 0.611
 Ivor-Lewis esophagectomy 4 4  
 Sweet esophagectomy 6 4  
Timing of diagnosis 6.3 5.8 P = 0.09