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Table 1 Study group demographics

From: Microbiological profile and infection potential of different cryopreserved skull flaps after decompressive hemicraniectomy. Is cryopreservation at − 80 ℃ better?

Variable − 23 °C − 80 °C P value
N 8 9  
Age (median, Q1; Q3) 67.5 (58; 77.5) 71 (53; 76) n.s
Males 4 (50%) 5 (55.5%) n.s
Traumatic Brain injury 2 (25%) 4 (44.5%) n.s
Skull fracture 1 (12.5%) 2 (22.2%) n.s
Preoperative infections prior to DC 0 (0.0%) 0 (0.0%) n.s
Duration of surgery (median, Q1, Q3) 129.5 (122; 210) 125 (120; 160) n.s
Postoperative infections after DC 4 (50%) 4 (44.5%) n.s