Comparison of pedicled and free anterolateral thigh flaps for reconstruction of complex defects of the abdominal wall: review of 20 consecutive cases.

@article{Kayano2012ComparisonOP,
  title={Comparison of pedicled and free anterolateral thigh flaps for reconstruction of complex defects of the abdominal wall: review of 20 consecutive cases.},
  author={Shuji Kayano and Minoru Sakuraba and Shimpei Miyamoto and Shogo Nagamatsu and Megumi Taji and Hiroki Umezawa and Yoshihiro Kimata},
  journal={Journal of plastic, reconstructive & aesthetic surgery : JPRAS},
  year={2012},
  volume={65 11},
  pages={1525-9}
}
BACKGROUND The reconstruction of large, complex defects of the abdominal wall after the ablation of malignant tumours can be challenging. The transfer of an anterolateral thigh (ALT) flap is an attractive option. This study compared free ALT flaps and pedicled ALT flaps for abdominal wall reconstruction. METHODS From 1996 through 2011, 20 patients… CONTINUE READING

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