Title

The Preexpanded Anterolateral Thigh Free Flap.

Publication/Presentation Date

8-1-2004

Abstract

The anterolateral thigh flap has many of the attributes of the ideal soft-tissue flap. However, a major detriment is the potential conspicuous donor site deformity, especially if skin grafted. In elective situations, preexpansion of the lateral thigh with subsequent transfer of even a wide anterolateral thigh flap can permit primary donor site closure and avoidance of a skin graft. This has been achieved successfully in 2 compliant patients, and is a reasonable solution to minimize the morbidity of this otherwise important donor site.

Volume

53

Issue

2

First Page

170

Last Page

173

ISSN

0148-7043

Disciplines

Medicine and Health Sciences | Other Medical Specialties | Plastic Surgery | Surgery

PubMedID

15269589

Department(s)

Department of Surgery, Department of Surgery Faculty

Document Type

Article