Anatomic variations and technical problems of the anterolateral thigh flap: a report of 74 cases.


We have transferred 74 free or pedicled anterolateral thigh flaps, including those combined with other flaps, for reconstruction of various types of defects. We report several anatomic variations of the lateral circumflex arterial system and discuss some technical problems with this flap. Septocutaneous perforators were found in 28 of 74 cases (37.8 percent… (More)


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