Table 2

Risk factors for perioperative blood transfusion in 145 patients undergoing oesophagectomy

Factors

Transfused (71)

Not transfused (74)

P-value


Sex:

0.148

Male

47

57

Female

24

17

Age:

0.0001

<70 years

31

54

>70 years

40

20

Comorbid factors:

0.002

Yes

45

28

No

26

46

ASA Class:

0.004

1

8

18

2

44

48

3

19

8

ECOG score:

0.005

0

27

45

1

31

23

2

10

4

3

3

2

Haemoglobin levels:

0.001

<11.0 g/dl

15

2

≥ 11.0 g/dl

56

72

Tumour site:

0.836

Upper third

1

1

Middle third

8

6

Lower third

18

16

GOJ

44

51

Neoadjuvant chemotherapy:

0.266

Yes

28

36

No

43

38

Tumour histology:

0.200

SCC

22

16

ADC

49

58

Tumour grade:

0.870

Well

12

13

Moderately

26

25

Poorly

33

36

T-stage:

0.002

1

5

16

2

9

16

3

55

42

4

2

0

N-stage:

0.166

N0

34

27

N1

37

47

Operative blood loss:

0.715

<800 ml

43

47

>800 ml

28

27

Postoperative complications:

0.0001

Yes

46

25

No

25

49

Anastomotic leak:

0.001

Yes

13

1

No

58

73


ECOG, Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group; GOJ, Gastro-oesophageal junction;

SCC, Squamous cell carcinoma; ADC, Adenocarcinoma

Ayantunde et al. BMC Surgery 2008 8:3   doi:10.1186/1471-2482-8-3

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