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Table 2 Postoperative outcomes

From: Comparison of short-term outcomes between transthoracic and robot-assisted transmediastinal radical surgery for esophageal cancer: a prospective study

  TME (n = 25) TTE (n = 35)  
Median (range) p value*
Duration of operation (min) 508 (417–612) 377 (274–469) <.0001*
Blood loss (ml) 215 (20–985) 435 (80–1380) .0004*
Numbers of lymph node yield 67 (19–92) 55 (32–102) 0.12
Hospital stay (days) 18 (11–35) 25 (16–99) .0002*
  Number of caces (%) p value**
Pneumonia 0 (0%) 11 (31.4%) 0.0016**
Reintubation 2 (8%) 5 (14.3%) 0.69
Anastomotic leak 8 (32%) 4 (11.4%) 0.099
Recurrent laryngeal nerve palsy 2 (8%) 4 (11.4%) 1.00
Chylothrax 1 (4%) 2 (5.7%) 1.00
Surgical stie infection 1 (4%) 1 (2.9%) 1.00
In-hospital mortality 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1.00
  1. *Wilcoxon rank sum test. **Fisher’s exact test. TME Transmediastinal esophagectomy, TTE Transthoracic esophagectomy