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Table 8 Other technical elements of esophageal cancer surgery (N = 11,791)

From: Current state of esophageal cancer surgery in China: a national database analysis

IssueNo. of patient (%)
Type of reconstruction
 Gastric tube7527 (63.8)
 Whole stomach4051 (34.4)
 Others (jejunum, colon)213 (1.8)
Thoracic duct ligation
 Yes6239 (52.9)
 No5522 (47.1)
Enteral nutrition
 jejunostomy3145 (26.7)
 Naso-jejunum feeding tube8059 (68.3)
 None587 (5.0)
 Yes138 (1.2)
 No11,653 (98.8)