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Table 1 Characteristics of 48 patients with EGJ cancers

From: Surgical treatment strategy for esophagogastric junction cancers based on the tumor diameter

Characteristics No. of Patients (%)
Sex
 Male 42 (87.8)
 Female 6 (12.2)
Age 66.1 (41–87)
Tumor size (mm) 55.1 (10–147)
Center of the tumor from EGJ (mm)
 Median (range) + 4.8 (−12.5 to + 20)
pT category
 T1a or b 11 (22.9)
 T2 18 (37.5)
 T3 or T4 19 (39.6)
pN category
 N0 18 (37.5)
 N1 15 (31.3)
 N2 10 (20.8)
 N3 5 (10.4)
Number of metastatic lymph nodes
 Median (range) 5.3 (0–39)
lymphovascular invasion
 Negative 7 (14.6)
 Positive 41 (85.4)
Approach
 Right transthoracic 4 (8.3)
 Left transthoracic 17 (35.4)
 Transhiatal 27 (56.3)
Type of esophageal resection
 Total/subtotal esophagectomy 5 (10.4)
 Lower/abdominal esophagectomy 43 (89.6)
Type of gastric resection
 Total gastrectomy 24 (50.0)
 Proximal gastrectomy 24 (50.0)