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Table 1 Patient characteristics

From: Efficacy and prognostic analysis of chemoradiotherapy in patients with thoracic esophageal squamous carcinoma with cervical lymph nodal metastasis alone

Characteristics No. %
Sex   
  Male 115 82.7
  Female 24 17.3
Histological grading   
  G1 12 8.6
  G2 61 43.9
  G3/4 38 27.3
  Gx 28 20.1
Tumor site   
  Proximal 54 38.8
  Medial 75 54.0
  Distal 10 7.2
Tumor legngth   
  ≤ 5 cm 65 46.8
  > 5 cm 74 53.2
T stage   
  T1/2 17 12.2
  T3 68 48.9
  T4 54 38.8
M stage   
  M1a 54 38.8
  M1b 85 61.2
Laterality   
  Unilateral CLNM 106 76.2
  Bilateral CLNM 33 23.7
RT dose   
  < 60 Gy 45 32.4
  ≥ 60Gy 94 67.6
Chemotherapy mode   
  Induced CT+RCT 29 20.9
  RCT 110 79.1
Concurrent chemotherapy   
  Cisplatin+5-Fu 44 31.7
  Cisplatin+ docetaxel 72 51.8
  Other 23 16.5
Response to treatment   
  CR 48 34.5
  Non-CR 91 65.5
  1. RT: radiotherapy; CT: chemotherapy; RCT: radiochemotherapy; CLNM: cervical lymph nodal metastases.