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Table 2 Free flap reconstruction of scalp defects

From: Reconstruction of scalp defects with the radial forearm free flap

  Total Latissimus dorsi Rectus abdominis Radial forearm Scapula
  % (n = 58) 34 (n = 20) 15 (n = 9) 47 (n = 28) 2 (n = 1)
Defect Location      
Frontal 31 (18) 15 (3) 33 (3) 43 (12) -
Parietal 19 (11) 35 (7) 22 (2) 7 (2) -
Temporal 14 (8) 5 (1) 11 (1) 21 (6) -
Temporal-Parietal 12 (7) 5 (1) 22 (2) 14 (4) -
Occipital 24 (14) 40 (8) 11 (1) 14 (4) 100 (1)
Cranial Defect      
None 38 (22) 40 (8) 33 (3) 36 (10) 100 (1)
Outer Table 28 (16) 20 (4) 22 (2) 36 (10) -
Craniectomy 34 (20) 40 (8) 44 (4) 29 (8) -
+ Dural Excision 20 (12) 25 (5) 44 (4) 11 (3) -
Surgical Complications      
None 60 (35) 50 (10) 44 (4) 72 (20) -
Intervention Required 40 (23) 45 (9) 56 (5) 28 (8) 100 (1)
Multiple 19 (11) 20 (4) 44 (4) 7 (2) 100 (1)
Mean age (range) 58 (25–91) 72 (56–91) 67 (53–88) 64 (25–87) 45 (−)