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Table 4 Comparison of the perioperative outcomes of the two groups based on the site of anastomosis

From: Comparison of outcomes of pedicled jejunal and colonic conduit for esophageal reconstruction

  Jejunum (n = 34) Colon (n = 37) P-value
Anastomotic leakage    0.46 a
 Neck 0 6  
 Mediastinum 2 4  
Fever    0.64 a
 Neck 1 2  
 Mediastinum 4 5  
Halitosis    0.52 a
 Neck 3 9  
 Mediastinum 3 6  
Postoperative hospital stay (days)
 Neck 5.16 ± 1.47 5.10 ± 1.22 0.58 b
 Mediastinum 5.0 ± 1.71 6.42 ± 2.60 0.11 b
Operative time (minutes)
 Neck 484.2 ± 159.8 394.5 ± 89.1 0.19 b
 Mediastinum 378.6 ± 85.2 422.1 ± 134.2 0.06 b
Blood loss (ml)
 Neck 433 ± 225 270 ± 298 0.96 b
 Mediastinum 333 ± 240 407 ± 246 0.83 b
  1. a χ2 test
  2. b Independent Sample T-test