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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of 203 patients treated for squamous cell carcinoma of the esophagus.

From: Expense and benefit of neoadjuvant treatment in squamous cell carcinoma of the esophagus

  Surgery alone (n = 170) NT + Surgery (n = 33) p-Value
Sex    
- male 133 (78) 25 (76) 0.8102
- female 37 (22) 8 (24)  
Age (years) 57.2 54.5 0.0714
Observation (years) 8.0 5.7 0.001
Tumor site    
- upper / middle third 110 (65) 31 (94) 0.0004
- lower third 60 (35) 2 (6)  
Type of resection    
- transthoracic 112 (66) 26 (79) 0.16
- transhiatal 58 (34) 7 (21)  
Type of reconstruction    
- gastric tube 161 (95) 33 (100) 0.3601
- colonic interposition 9 (5) 0