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Table 3 Operative procedure and postoperative outcomes

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

Feature   Number Percent
Operative time (minutes) Mean: 256   
Range: 117–386
Surgical complications Anastomotic leak 41 24.1
Surgical site infection 29 17.1
Delayed gastric emptying (DGE) 28 16.5
Delayed gastric emptying (DGE) requiring intervention 5 2.9
Chylothorax 8 4.7
Postoperative bleeding 8 4.7
Non-surgical complications Pneumonia 46 27.1
Pleural effusion 42 24.7
Cardiovascular complications 11 6.5
Postoperative delirium 11 6.5
Renal failure 5 2.9
Postoperative endoscopy Not required 92 54.1
Diagnostic endoscopy 78 45.9
Stenting/endosponge 36 21.2
Balloon dilation 5 2.9
Surgical re-intervention Total 18 10.6
Re-operations for early anastomotic leak 7 4.1
Ligature of the thoracic duct 5 2.9
Postoperative bleeding 3 1.8
Other 3 1.8
Length of hospital stay (days) Median: 20   
Range: 8–112
30-day mortality   5 2.9