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Table 1 Macroscopic evaluations of the flaps:

From: The study of expanded tri-lobed flap in a rabbit model: possible flap model in ear reconstruction?

Group Rabbit No: Post-operative day 7 th Post-operative day 14 th Post-operative day 21st
Non-expanded group 1 72 % 60 % 41 % (*)
  2 45 % (*)   
  3 40 % (*)   
  4 68 % 63 % 40 % (*)
Expanded group 5 100 % 95 % 95 %
  6 100 % 100 % 100 %
  7 100 % 100 % 100 %
  8 100% 98 % 98 %
  1. Ratios of viable areas of the flaps in post-operative periods. (*) indicates that this rabbit was excluded the study since the necrosed area of the flaps more than 50 % and this flap was not evaluated with scintigraphy.