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Table 2 Type of reconstruction, peri-operative complications, Karnofsky-performance status (KI or KPS), no data available (n

From: Assessment of peri- and postoperative complications and Karnofsky-performance status in head and neck cancer patients after radiation or chemoradiation that underwent surgery with regional or free-flap reconstruction for salvage, palliation, or to improve function

Number Indication for surgery Type of recon-struction RTX versus RCTX/dose 2/3D versus IMRT Postoperative complications Pharyngo-tomy Karnofsky index preop Karnofsky index postop
1 hypopharynx recurrence pec major RCTX/90,9Gy 2D + 3D Boost 0 1 50 60
2 Fistula after salvage laryngectomy pec major RTX/60Gy 2D 0 1 50 60
3 oropharynx recurrence pec major RCTX/70Gy n.d. 1(hemorrhage) 1 40 40
4 oropharynx recurrence pec major and deltopectoral and trapezius RCTX/70Gy 2D + 3D Boost 0 1 70 80
5 SCC recurrence temporal bone lat dorsi RCTX/70Gy n.d. 0 0 60 70
6 SCC recurrence temporal bone lat dorsi RCTX/70Gy 3D 1(partial flap loss) 0 50 50
7 BSCC recurrence temporal bone lat dorsi RTX/ND (>2*60Gy) n.d. 0 0 60 40
8 Regional recurrence debulking pec major RCTX/60Gy n.d. 0 0 60 70
9 Esophageal stenosis forearm RTX/60Gy n.d. 0 1 60 70
10 Oropharynx SCC forearm RTX/62Gy n.d. 0 1 60 70
11 Larynx SCC pec major RTX, RCTX/62Gy+ND (>60Gy) n.d. 1(fistula) 1 60 60
12 hypopoharynx recurrence pec major RTX/60Gy IMRT 0 1 50 60
13 dysphagia forearm RTX/ND (>60Gy) n.d. 0 1 50 60
14 wound healing complication tracheostoma deltopectoral RCTX/70,4Gy 2D 0 0 50 60
15 Nasal dorsum SCC recurrence forearm RCTX/60Gy IMRT 1(fistula) 1 50 60
16 dysphagia due to soft palate defect forearm RCTX/65,8Gy IMRT 0 1 50 60
17 Radiochondronecrosis of larynx pec major RCTX/ND (>60Gy) n.d. 1(wound dehiscence donor site) 1 40 60
18 OC-SCC after CUP forearm RTX/ND (>60Gy) n.d. 1(wound dehiscence donor site 1 60 60
19 parotid recurrence scapula RTX/60Gy IMRT 1(wound dehiscence donor site) 0 60 60
20 regional recurrence lat dorsi RCTX/70,4Gy IMRT 0 0 60 60
21 exposed mandibular bone after RCTX forearm RTX/66Gy IMRT 0 1 80 80