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Table 1 Basic and clinical characteristics of the patients in present study (n = 50)

From: Salvage concurrent radio-chemotherapy for post-operative local recurrence of squamous-cell esophageal cancer

Characteristics Number of patients (%)
Age (years)  
 Median (range) 54 (39–64)
Gender  
 Male/Female 42 (84.0)/8 (16.0)
ECOG a performance status  
 0-1 47 (94.0)
 2 3 (6.0)
Pathology  
 Squamous-cell carcinoma (SCC) 50 (100.0)
Tumorstage b after surgery  
 I-II 17 (34.0)
 III-IV 33 (66.0)
Time form surgery to recurrences (months)  
 Median (range) 13.0 (5.0-32.0)
Sites of recurrence c  
 Anastomotic 7 (14.0)
 Supraclavicular lymph nodes 18 (36.0)
 Mediastinal lymph nodes 15 (30.0)
 Abdominal lymph nodes 5 (10.0)
 Supraclavicular/mediastinal lymph nodes 4 (8.0)
 Supraclavicular/abdominal lymph nodes 1 (2.0)
  1. a: Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group; b: Staging system, 6th edition, American Joint Committee on Cancer, 2002; c: 4 patients with supraclavicular and mediastinal lymph nodes recurrence, 1 patients with mediastinal and abdominal lymph nodes recurrence.