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Table 2 Disease-specific and oncological characteristics

From: Pylorus drainage procedures in thoracoabdominal esophagectomy – a single-center experience and review of the literature

Feature   Number Percent
Histological type of disease Adenocarcinoma 128 75.2
Squamous cell carcinoma 36 21.2
Neuroendocrine tumor (NET) 3 1.8
Other 3 1.8
Tumor location Upper-third (0–18 cm) 1 0.6
Middle-third (19–29 cm) 32 18.8
Lower-third (30–45 cm) 137 80.6
Clinical T-stage at diagnosis cT1 5 2.9
cT2 38 22.4
cT3 90 52.9
cT4 35 20.6
Not determined 2 1.2
Clinical N-stage at diagnosis cN0 50 29.4
cN+ 118 69.4
Not determined 2 1.2
Neoadjuvant therapy Chemo- or radiochemotherapy 111 65.3