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Table 2 Perioperative data

From: Maxillofacial free flap surgery outcomes in critical care: a single-center investigation looking for clues to improvement

Variables

Value

Surgical indication (n = 118)

 

 Primary tumoral resection

88 (74.6)

 Delayed reconstruction after tumoral resection

15 (12.7)

 Osteoradionecrosis

9 (7.6)

 Trauma

3 (2.5)

 Others

3 (2.5)

Resection site (n = 98*)

 

 Bone

54 (55.1)

 Soft tissue

26 (26.5)

 Broad resection

16 (16.3)

 Others

2 (2.0)

Cancer context (n = 118)

97 (82.2)

 Squamous cell carcinoma

87 (73.7)

Past head and neck radiotherapy (n = 118)

27 (22.9)

Past chemotherapy (n = 114)

22 (19.3)

Past head and neck FF failure (n = 118)

5 (4.2)

Preoperative hemoglobinemia (g/dL) (n = 76)

13.0 ± 1.6

Flap (n = 118)

 

 Radial forearm

55 (46.6)

 Fibula

63 (53.4)

Ischemia time (min) (n = 98)

56.3 ± 29.9

Operative time (h) (n = 114)

7.1 ± 1.9

Intraoperative IV fluids (mL.kg−1.h−1) (n = 108)

9.8 ± 3.3

Intraoperative blood transfusion (n = 118)

74 (62.8)

ICU LOS (days)

5.8 ± 4.9

Total LOS (days)

21.2 ± 16.4

  1. Categorical variables presented as n (%) and continuous variables as mean ± SD
  2. FF free flap, ICU intensive care unit, IV intravenous, LOS length of stay
  3. *Delayed reconstructions for any indication were excluded from the patient count