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Table 1 Characteristics of the patients who underwent the thoracoscopic esophagectomy for esophageal cancer

From: Bowel obstruction associated with a feeding jejunostomy and its association to weight loss after thoracoscopic esophagectomy

Sex, Male, n (%) 81 (81.0)
Age, years, median (range) 71 (43–85)
Histology, Squamous cell carcinoma, n (%) 85 (85.0)
Stage I / II / III / IV, n 25 / 25 / 37 / 13
Neoadjuvant chemotherapy, n (%) 74 (74.0)
Preoperative body weight, median (range), (kg) 56.1 (40.0–78.0)
Preoperative body mass index, median (range), (kg / m2) 21.2 (15.1–30.0)
Laparoscopic procedure, n (%) 87 (87.0)
Anastomosis, circular stapler / hand sewn, n 91 / 9
Operative time, median (range), (min) 612 (456–859)
Blood loss, median (range), (mL) 170 (40–1600)
Complications, n (%)
 Pneumonia 12 (12.0)
 Anastomotic leakage 12 (12.0)
 Recurrent nerve palsy 28 (28.0)
 Surgical site infection 21 (21.0)
 Hospital stay, median (range), (days) 17.5 (10–201)
 Residual cancer, n (%) 11 (11.0)
Adjuvant therapy, n (%)
 Chemotherapy 45 (45.0)
 Chemo-radiotherapy 1 (1.0)
 Median postoperative body weight at 1 / 3 / 6 / 12 months after the surgery (kg) 52.2 / 50.0 / 49.5 / 51.5
 Median postoperative weight rate at 1 / 3 / 6 / 12 months after the surgery (%) 92.9 / 88.0 / 85.2 / 87.4
 Duration until feeding catheter removal, median (range), (days) 62 (6–316)
 Surgery for BOFJ, n (%) 17 (17.0)
 Duration from esophagectomy to surgery for BOFJ, median (range), (days) 226 (6–1941)
Patient’s stature
 Length of the abdominal axis, median (range), (mm) 330 (265–380)
 Distance between the site of jejunostomy and midline, median (range), (mm) 40 (20–70)
 Distance between the site of jejunostomy and navel line, median (range), (mm) 30 (0–150)
 Distance between the site of jejunostomy and xiphoid process line, median (range), (mm) 110 (50–180)
  1. BOFJ; bowel obstruction associated with a feeding jejunostomy