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Table 5 Microvascular free flap reconstruction complications requiring operative intervention

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

  Total Latissimus dorsi Rectus abdominis Radial forearm Scapula
  40% (n = 23/58) 45 (9/20) 56 (5/9) 29 (8/28) 100 (1/1)
Donor Site      
Hematoma 9 (5) 20 (4) - 4 (1) -
Debridement 2 (1) 5 (1) - - -
Dehiscence 2 (1) - 11 (1) - -
Recipient Site      
Hematoma 10 (6) - 22 (2) 7 (2) 100 (1)
Debridement 5 (3) 5 (1) 11 (1) 4 (1) -
Dehiscence 5 (3) - 11 (1) 7 (2) -
Venous Insufficiency 2 (1) - - 4 (1) -
Necrosis 2 (1) 5 (1) - - -
Fistula 2 (1) - - 4 (1) -
Failure 3 (2) 10 (2) - - -