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Table 1 Characteristics of patients grouped by closure method

From: Use of gluteus maximus adipomuscular sliding flaps in the reconstruction of sacral defects after tumor resection

  Group 1 Group 2 P- value
Gender
  Male 13 (61.90%) 19 (70.37%) 0.85
  Female 8 (38.10%) 8 (29.63%)  
Age, years
  20 to 40 3 (14.29%) 5 (18.52%) 0.06
  40 to 60 11 (52.38%) 16 (59.26%)  
  60 to 80 7 (33.33%) 6 (22.22%)  
Segment of sacrum
  S4 to S5 1 (4.76%) 1 (3.70%) 0.06
  S4 to S3 2 (9.82%) 4 (14.81%)  
  S2 to S3 6 (28.57%) 7 (25.93%)  
  S1 to S2 7 (33.33%) 10 (37.04%)  
  L5 to S1 5 (23.81%) 5 (18.52%)  
Pathology
  Chordomas 12 (57.14%) 14 (51.85%) 0.05
  Multiple myelomas 2 (9.52%) 3 (11.11%)  
  Metastatic tumors 2 (9.52%) 5 (18.52%)  
  Giant-cell tumor 4 (19.05%) 3 (11.11%)  
  Others 1 (4.67%) 1 (3.70%)  
Size of tumor, diameter
  <10 cm 11 (52.38%) 6 (22.22%) 0.11
  10 to 20 cm 7 (33.33%) 14 (51.85%)  
  >20 cm 3 (14.29%) 7 (25.93%)  
Resection methods
  Radical resection 10 (47.62%) 14 (51.85%) 0.02
  Marginal resection 6 (28.57%) 9 (33.33%)  
  Intradural curettage 5 (23.81%) 4 (14.81%)  
Fixation
  Yes 10 (47.62%) 14 (51.85%) 0.84
  No 11 (52.38%) 13 (48.15%)  
  1. Data are number (%).