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Table 2 The number and percentage of patients whose T stage, N stage or overall stage was predicted pre-operatively to be higher than the stage determined post-operatively by histopathological examination.

From: Neoadjuvant chemotherapy for carcinoma of the oesophagus and oesophago-gastric junction: a six-year experience

  NAC group (n = 89) Non-NAC group (n = 78) p value
Pre-op T > Post-op T 12 (13.5%) 15 (19.2%) 0.31
Pre-op N > Post-op N 20 (22.5%) 12 (15.4%) 0.25
Overall Pre-op stage > Overall Post-op stage 24 (27.0%) 14 (17.9%) 0.17