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Table 1 Clinical characteristics of patients that underwent tracheostomy (n = 51)

From: Analysis of morbidity, mortality, and risk factors of tracheostomy-related complications in patients with oral and maxillofacial cancer

Pathology Number of tracheostomies, n (%), N = 51
Squamous cell carcinoma 44 (86.27)
Osteosarcoma 3 (5.88)
Adenoid cystic carcinoma 2 (3.92)
Mucoepidermoid carcinoma 1 (1.96)
Ewing sarcoma 1 (1.96)
Sites of cancer  
 Tongue 25 (49.01 %)
 Alveolar ridge 10(19.60 %)
 Floor of the mouth 7 (13.72 %)
 Retromolar trigone 3 (5.88 %)
 Buccal cheek 3 (5.88 %)
 Others 3 (5.8 %)
Stage  
 I 1 (1.96)
 II 7 (13.72)
 III 9 (17.64)
 IV 34 (66.66)
Type of neck dissection  
 Unilateral 19 (37.25)
 Bilateral 32 (60.78)
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