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Table 4 Postoperative course

From: Feasibility of subtotal esophagectomy with systematic lymphadenectomy in selected elderly patients with esophageal cancer; a propensity score matching analysis

Characteristic Non-elderly group (n = 100) Elderly group (n = 50) P
Postoperative complications (%)
 CD grade 2 or more 36 (36%) 22 (44%) 0.345
 CD grade 3 or more 12 (12%) 4 (8%) 0.445
Reoperation (%) 6 (6%) 2 (4%) 0.599
Operative deatha (%) 0 1 (2%) 0.137
Length of postoperative stay (days), mean ± SD 28.1 ± 20.5 26.0 ± 20.0 0.395
Postoperative adjuvant therapy (%) 12 (12%) 1 (2%) 0.022
  1. CD Clavien-Dindo classification, SD standard deviation. aDeath within 90 days after surgery