Alternative reconstructive choices for anterolateral thigh flap dissection in cases in which no sizable skin perforator is available.

@article{Hsieh2009AlternativeRC,
  title={Alternative reconstructive choices for anterolateral thigh flap dissection in cases in which no sizable skin perforator is available.},
  author={Ching-Hua Hsieh and Johnson Chia-Shen Yang and Chien-Chang Chen and Y R Kuo and S R Jeng},
  journal={Head & neck},
  year={2009},
  volume={31 5},
  pages={571-5}
}
BACKGROUND Alternative choices were proposed to facilitate a successful reconstruction when no sizable skin perforator is encountered in anterolateral thigh (ALT) flap dissection. METHODS Alternative choices such as harvest of a tensor fascia latae (TFL) flap, elevation of an anteromedial thigh (AMT) flap, use of a free muscle component with full-thickness skin graft coverage, and use of another donor flap were performed. RESULTS Between August 1995 and December 2006, 10 of 923 patients… CONTINUE READING

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