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Table 4 Mean length of hospital admission (days)

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

  Total Latissimus dorsi Rectus abdominis Radial forearm Scapula
  mean (± SD) 7.6 (3.3) 9 (4.6) 5.8 (3.2) 5 (−)
Defect Location      
Frontal 8.2 (5.1) 7.5 (0.7) 13.7 (4.9) 6.3 (4.3) -
Parietal 7.1 (3.0) 9.4 (3.7) 5.5 (2.1) 4 (0) -
Temporal 5.7 (1.9) - (−) 8 (−) 5.3 (1.8) -
Temporal-Parietal 6.4 (3.0) 5 (−) 6.5 (3.5) 6.8 (3.6) -
Occipital 6 (2.1) 6.3 (2.6) 8 (−) 5.3 (1.0) 5 (−)
Cranial Defect      
None 5.7 (1.9) 5.9 (2.0) 7 (2.6) 5.3 (1.7) 5 (−)
Outer Table 7.3 (5.1) 8.8 (5.0) 10 (8.5) 6.1 (4.7) -
Craniectomy 7.9 (3.4) 8.6 (2.9) 10 (4.7) 6.1 (2.5) -
+ Dural Excision 7.9 (3.4) 7.8 (2.4) 10 (4.7) 5.3 (0.6) -
Surgical Complications      
None 5.8 (2.4) 6.5 (1.4) 8.8 (5.1) 4.9 (1.3) -
Intervention Required 8.6 (4.4) 8.9 (4.3) 9.2 (4.8) 8.3 (5.0) 5 (−)
Multiple 8.5 (4.6) 9.8 (5.9) 9.0 (5.0) 6.5 (2.1) 5 (−)