The use of the extended anterolateral thigh flap for reconstruction of massive oncologic defects Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Graft Survival
  • Microsurgery
  • Postoperative Complications
  • Skin Neoplasms
  • Soft Tissue Neoplasms
  • Surgical Flaps
  • Tissue and Organ Harvesting

abstract

  • The anterolateral thigh flap is an excellent choice for massive defects requiring skin and soft-tissue coverage. The flap can be extended safely beyond the limit of 240 cm as suggested by cadaver perfusion studies. Inclusion of tensor fasciae latae perforators may increase the blood supply of the flap proximally; however, in general, a single perforator is capable of supplying a large area of the lateral thigh.

publication date

  • August 2008

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/PRS.0b013e31817dc4c0

PubMed ID

  • 18626367

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 492

end page

  • 6

volume

  • 122

number

  • 2