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Table 4 Preoperative respiratory function in TME and TTE

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 = 32) p value
VC (L) 3.85 ± 0.13 3.54 ± 0.12 0.081
%VC 110.0 ± 2.82 109.5 ± 2.49 0.9
FVC (L) 3.81 ± 0.13 3.52 ± 0.11 0.092
FEV1.0 (L) 2.82 ± 0.12 2.58 ± 0.10 0.12
FEV1.0% 75.7 ± 2.01 75.0 ± 1.78 0.81
  1. Student t test.; FEV1.0 Forced expiratory volume in 1 s, FEV1.0% Forced expiratory volume in 1 s percent predicted, FVC Forced vital capacity, TME Transmediastinal esophagectomy, TTE Transthoracic esophagectomy, %VC Vital capacity percent predicted, VC Vital capacity