Versatile anterolateral thigh perforator flap: case of tailored reconstruction for a large temporal and parotidectomy defect.

@article{Demirkan2003VersatileAT,
  title={Versatile anterolateral thigh perforator flap: case of tailored reconstruction for a large temporal and parotidectomy defect.},
  author={Ferit Demirkan and Sakir Unal and Emrah Arslan and Onur Gurbuz},
  journal={Journal of reconstructive microsurgery},
  year={2003},
  volume={19 4},
  pages={221-4}
}
Perforator flaps have introduced an advance in microsurgical reconstruction, by allowing the design of flaps that are tailored for a specific defect. In this report, the reconstructive technique in a case of temporal squamous-cell carcinoma is presented as an example of this trend. Following wide resection of the skin tumor, superficial parotidectomy was performed as a part of the lymph-node dissection. An anterolateral thigh perforator flap was harvested, including a segment of the vastus… CONTINUE READING