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Table 4 Operative factors according to T stage

From: The prospective evaluation and risk factors of dysphagia after surgery in patients with oral cancer

Characteristics T stage P value
  1, 2
n (%)
3, 4
n (%)
 
Number of patients 37 (57.8) 27 (42.2)  
The resection of mandible
 No 21 (56.8) 7 (25.9) 0.021 * α
 Yes 16 (43.2) 20 (74.0)  
The resection of adjacent organ
 No 29 (78.4) 17 (63.0) 0.260 α
 Yes 8 (21.6) 10 (37.0)  
Bilateral neck dissection
 No 30 (81.1) 22 (81.5) 1.000 α
 Yes 7 (18.9) 5 (18.5)  
Resection of unilateral/bilateral suprahyoid muscles
 No 17 (45.9) 14 (51.9) 0.801 α
 Yes 20 (54.1) 13 (48.1)  
  1. α: Fisher’s exact test. * P < 0.05