Consideration of a thin flap as an entity and clinical applications of the thin anterolateral thigh flap.

@article{Kimura1996ConsiderationOA,
  title={Consideration of a thin flap as an entity and clinical applications of the thin anterolateral thigh flap.},
  author={Naohiro Kimura and Kaneshige Satoh},
  journal={Plastic and reconstructive surgery},
  year={1996},
  volume={97 5},
  pages={985-92}
}
A defatted (thinned) anterolateral thigh flap was designed to reconstruct skin defects requiring thin flap coverage. We used this flap as a free flap for five cases of skin defects, and the outcomes of the reconstructions were all successful. The vascular pedicle of this flap, the cutaneous perforator of the lateral circumflex femoral artery, is about 8 cm long and 2 mm in diameter, and it is ideal for microvascular anastomosis. Thinning is performed in about 3 to 4 mm of thickness almost… CONTINUE READING

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