J Korean Soc Microsurg.  2010 Nov;19(2):112-119.

Anatomical Characteristics and Versatility of the Anterolateral Thigh Flap

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  • 1Department of Orthopedic Surgery, School of Medicine, Kyung Hee University, Seoul, Korea. dukech@khmc.or.kr

Abstract

The anterolateral thigh flap is a reliable and versatile flap. It has been extensively used for soft tissue reconstruction because minimal donor site morbidity is attractive feature of this flap. It can be harvested as a cutaneous, fasciocutaneous, muscluocutaneous flap. We can be used to form as desired shape and thickness. But variation of vascular anatomy make difficult for many surgeons. We review of vascular anatomy of the anterolateral thigh to be easier access to surgery. With understanding anatomic variation, it allows you to take advantage of this surgery using little more variable form.

Keyword

Reconstruction; Anterolateral thigh flap; Perforator flap

MeSH Terms

Anatomic Variation
Humans
Imidazoles
Nitro Compounds
Perforator Flap
Thigh
Tissue Donors
Imidazoles
Nitro Compounds
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