An experience on primary thinning and secondary debulking of anterolateral thigh flap in head and neck reconstruction.

@article{Cigna2012AnEO,
  title={An experience on primary thinning and secondary debulking of anterolateral thigh flap in head and neck reconstruction.},
  author={Emanuele Cigna and Antonio Minni and Mariapaola Barbaro and Giuseppe Attanasio and Valentina Sorvillo and Gerado Malzone and Hui Chun Chen and Diego Ribuffo},
  journal={European review for medical and pharmacological sciences},
  year={2012},
  volume={16 8},
  pages={1095-101}
}
OBJECTIVES The antero-lateral thigh flap (ALTF) has become one of the workhorses of reconstructive procedures of the head and neck. The cosmetic result of this flap is uncertain during the main reconstructive procedure, so free flap contouring in head and neck reconstruction following cancer ablation is usually performed at the end of therapy. To obtain an… CONTINUE READING