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Table 1 Clinical data

From: Combined submandibular gland flap and sternocleidomastoid musculocutaneous flap for postoperative reconstruction in older aged patients with oral cavity and oropharyngeal cancers

Case number Sex Age (years) Site of primary tumor Tumor dimensions (cm) Pathology Extent of defect (cm) Comorbidities Procedure Repair method
1 Male 68 Lateral border of tongue 4 × 3 Squamous 6 × 5 Primary hypertension Tongue carcinoma resection plus total neck dissection Tongue defects repaired with submandibular gland flap; floor of mouth repaired with sternocleidomastoid muscle flap
2 Female 66 Lateral border of tongue 3 × 3 Squamous 5 × 5 Diabetes mellitus Tongue carcinoma resection plus total neck dissection Tongue defects repaired with submandibular gland flap; floor of mouth repaired with sternocleidomastoid muscle flap
3 Male 75 Lateral border of tongue 3 × 2 Squamous 5 × 4 Chronic bronchitis Tongue carcinoma resection plus total neck dissection Tongue defects repaired with submandibular gland flap; floor of mouth repaired with sternocleidomastoid muscle flap
4 Male 71 Root of tongue 2 × 2 Squamous 4 × 4 Primary hypertension Root-of-tongue carcinoma resection plus whole neck dissection Tongue-root defects repaired with submandibular gland flap; floor of mouth repaired with sternocleidomastoid muscle flap
5 Male 67 Root of tongue 3 × 2 Squamous 5 × 4 Cerebral infarction Root-of-tongue carcinoma resection plus whole neck dissection Tongue-root defects repaired with submandibular gland flap; floor of mouth repaired with sternocleidomastoid muscle flap
6 Male 70 Floor of mouth 2 × 2 Squamous 4 × 4 Primary hypertension Floor-of-mouth cancer resection plus whole neck dissection Floor-of-mouth mucosal defects repaired with submandibular gland flap; floor of mouth repaired with sternocleidomastoid muscle flap
7 Male 78 Gingiva 3 × 3 Squamous 5 × 5 Chronic bronchitis Mandible segmental resection plus total neck dissection Mandibular defects repaired with submandibular flap; floor of mouth repaired with sternocleidomastoid muscle flap
8 Male 72 Gingiva 4 × 3 Squamous 6 × 5 Diabetes mellitus Mandible segmental resection plus total neck dissection Mandibular defects repaired with submandibular flap; floor of mouth repaired with sternocleidomastoid muscle flap