The use of the extended anterolateral thigh flap for reconstruction of massive oncologic defects
Soft Tissue Neoplasms
Tissue and Organ Harvesting
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.