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Table 4 Predictors of aspiration and penetration on early Videofluoroscopic test

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

VariablePenetrationAspiration
p-valuep-value
Sex0.261a0.367a
Cancer diagnosis0.050a0.157a
Radiation exposure0.050a*0.002a*
Preoperative G-tube0.016a*0.030a*
Percentage tongue resected0.167a0.224a
HCL class0.378a0.601a
Condyle resected0.280a0.574a
Ramus resected0.500a0.500a
Body resected0.402a0.644a
Anterior resection0.349a0.146a
Age0.008b*0.092b
Bony defect (cm)0.993b0.348b
Skin paddle area (cm2)<0.001b*0.013b*
  1. aFisher’s exact test
  2. bStudent’s t-test
  3. *Statistically significant associations are bolded