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Table 2 Characterization of the bony defect as per HCL classification

From: Functional outcome predictors following mandibular reconstruction with osteocutaneous fibula free flaps: correlating early postoperative videofluoroscopic swallow studies with long-term clinical results

HCL Class*ExampleNumber%
L822%
LC1028%
LCL1028%
H617%
HC26%
  1. H: represents the same defect but also involving the condyle; C: represents the anterior segment between the incisive foramina; L: represents any lateral defect not involving the condyle and not significantly crossing the midline