[Clinical application of free anterolateral thigh flap in the reconstruction of oromaxillo-facial defects].

OBJECTIVE To analyze the possibility and practicality of using free anterolateral thigh flap to repair defects of oromaxillo-facial region. METHODS One hundred and seventy-two patients underwent anterolateral thigh flap (ALP) reconstruction from Jan. 2007 to Dec. 2008. The size of the defect ranges from 4 cm x 4 cm to 10 cm x 25 cm. One hundred and six… CONTINUE READING