Table 2

Characteristics of the patients with adenocarcinoma of the esophagus treated with surgery alone according to the presence of signet-ring cell or mucinous histology

CharacteristicsAdenocarcinoma with signet-ring cell or mucin (n = 40)Adenocarcinoma of the regular type (n = 179)P
Gender, n (%)
    Male34 (85.0)160 (89.4)0.42
    Female6 (15.0)19 (10.6)
Age (y)
    Mean59.3863.250.04
    Median (range)62 (32-81)65 (28-84)
Tumor location, n (%)
    Cervical/upper/middle1 (2.5)14 (7.8)0.32
    Lower/EGJ39 (97.5)165 (92.2)
Pathologic stage, n (%)
    I3 (7.5)33 (18.4)0.10
    II9 (22.5)52 (29.1)
    III19 (47.5)74 (41.3)
    IV9 (22.5)20 (11.2)
Positive margin, n (%)*
    Radial, proximal, distal21 (51.2)60 (33.5)0.03
  • NOTE. Because of rounding, not all percentages total 100.

  • * A specimen with at least one of the proximal, radial, or distal resection margins involved by carcinoma.