Use of the anterolateral thigh flap as an alternative to the rectus flap in obese and overweight patients Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Muscle, Skeletal
  • Obesity
  • Obesity, Morbid
  • Reconstructive Surgical Procedures
  • Rectus Abdominis
  • Surgical Flaps
  • Thigh

abstract

  • The ALT flap is a safe and reliable flap for reconstruction of diverse defects in overweight or obese patients. Large flaps can be designed and tailored to the defect by harvesting variable amounts of skin, subcutaneous tissues, fascia, and muscle. The ALT flap may be a good alternative to the rectus flap in overweight or obese patients.

publication date

  • May 2006

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/01.sap.0000210536.97696.1f

PubMed ID

  • 16641631

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 536

end page

  • 9

volume

  • 56

number

  • 5