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Table 2 Outcomes of oropharyngeal cancer patients treated with TORS vs mandibulotomy and radial forearm free flap reconstruction

From: Transoral robotic surgery with radial forearm free flap reconstruction: case control analysis

Outcome TORS Mandibulotomy P
Operative time 15.0 15.5 0.77
LOHS (days) 14.4 19.7 0.03
Positive margins (%) 0 6.9 0.52
ICU stay (days) 1.9 2.0 0.76
Decannulation (days) 7.5 9.1 0.97
G-tube 1 month (%)a 16.6 13.7 0.68
G-tube 12 months (%)b 5.5 13.7 0.50
  1. ICU intensive care unit; LOHS length of hospital stay
  2. aG-tube dependency and readmissions to hospital reported for up to 30 days post-discharge
  3. b1 year g-tube rates not available for all given the study end date (July 2016) but is available to all patients who did receive a g-tube