Table 1

Characteristics of the patient groups studied

Clean
N
Clean with implant
N
Clean-contaminated
N
Total
Mean age at surgery (range)54 (1–87)58 (4–98)50 (3–87)
Gender
 Male10815220280
 Female11813872328
ASA classification
 No of patients ≤219823382513
 No of patients >228571095
Total22629092608
Surgery
 Biopsy71
 Debulking18
 Tumour excision96
 Decompression*1192
 Exenteration6
 Socket reconstruction†1757
 Other7
 Evisceration159
 Enucleation74
Total22629092608
Excluded patients
 Due to prophylaxis37313
 Due to preoperative infection48618
Total715931
  • *Eleven patients (6 bilateral) had solely lateral wall decompression and 93 (76 bilateral) had decompression with an opening to the nose or one of the sinuses.

  • †Seventeen patients had socket reconstruction without an alloplastic implant, 57 with alloplastic implant.

  • ASA, American Society of Anesthesiologists.