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  1. A retrospective comparison of the morbidity and cost of different reconstructive strategies in oral and oropharyngeal carcinoma.

    Article, Communication - En anglais

    Meeting of the American Society for Head and Neck Surgery. Scottdale, AZ, USA, 1997/05/12.


    Evaluate and compare the morbidity and costs of different reconstructive strategies in oral and oropharyngeal carcinoma.

    Study Design 

    Retrospective cross-sectional.

    Patients and Methods 

    One hundred twenty-seven consecutive patients treated surgically for oral and oropharyngeal carcinoma between 1990 and 1996 were evaluated.

    Sixty-three patients had segmental mandibulectomies with 30 plate-soft tissue reconstructions and 33 bone-soft tissue flaps.

    Sixty-four patients had soft-tissue-only reconstructions.

    The following outcome parameters were analyzed 

    Operative time, intraoperative blood loss, postoperative admission length, ICU and coronary care unit admission length, surgical interventions for complications, re-admissions, and prolonged (>6 mo) gastrostomy tube feeding, and all costs within the disease-free interval.

    Means and standard deviations were calculated for continuous parameters.

    Differences among the three groups were analyzed using one-way analysis of variance.

    For discontinuous parameters, the chi-square test was applied.


    Longer operative time (1.8 h) and more blood loss (150 mL) for bone-soft tissue flaps were the only statistically significant findings (P<. 05) between the three groups.


    There is no rationale for allowing presumed factors of morbidity or cost select for type of reconstruction in patients with oral and oropharyngeal carcinoma.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Carcinome épidermoïde, Cavité buccale, Oropharynx, Reconstruction, Morbidité, Coût, Complication, Rétrospective, Traitement, Economie, Homme, Etude comparative, Stomatologie, Cavité buccale pathologie, Tumeur maligne, ORL pathologie, Pharynx pathologie, Chirurgie plastique

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Squamous cell carcinoma, Oral cavity, Oropharynx, Reconstruction, Morbidity, Costs, Complication, Retrospective, Treatment, Economy, Human, Comparative study, Stomatology, Oral cavity disease, Malignant tumor, ENT disease, Pharynx disease, Plastic surgery

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    Cote : 99-0290913

    Code Inist : 002B30A04B. Création : 16/11/1999.