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Table 3 Adverse events in patients receiving TORS vs mandibulotomy and radial forearm free flap reconstruction

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

Event TORS Mandibulotomy
Hematoma 1 1
Abscess 2 3
Chyle leak 1 1
Blood transfusiona 3 5
Airway obstructionb 0 3
Pulmonary embolism 0 1
Stroke 0 1
Fistula 0 0
TOTAL 7 15
  1. No significant differences were seen between groups
  2. aBlood transfusions were measured as either intra-operative or post-operatively up to the point of discharge from hospital
  3. bAirway obstruction post-tracheostomy decannulation requiring further intervention