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Table 1 Characteristics of the patients reconstructed with chimeric flap and classical flap

From: Application of chimerical ALT perforator flap with vastus lateralis muscle mass for the reconstruction of oral and submandibular defects after radical resection of tongue carcinoma: a retrospective cohort study

CharacteristicFlapP
Chimeric flap
(n = 26)
Classical flap
(n = 25)
Age, years (mean ± SD)51.73 ± 8.4248.24 ± 7.830.14
Sex, male: female, n: n25:124:10.98
Tumor stage 0.42
T146 
T22016
T313
T410
Nodal stage 0.54
N01613 
N164
N225
N323
Clinical stage 0.78
I43 
II119
III65
IV58
Size of flap (range)8 cm × 4.5 cm–14 cm × 6 cm7 cm × 4 cm–14 cm × 7 cm0.60
Size of muscle (range)3 cm × 3 cm–5 cm × 4 cm 
Size of dead cavity (range)3 cm × 3 cm–5 cm × 4 cm3 cm × 3 cm–5 cm × 4 cm0.34
  1. Date presented as mean ± SD or n, unless otherwise indicated