Anterolateral Thigh Perforator Flaps in Head and Neck Reconstruction

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/11287/620155
Title:
Anterolateral Thigh Perforator Flaps in Head and Neck Reconstruction
Authors:
Zaretski, A.; Wei, F-C; Lin, C-H; Cheng, M-H; Tsao, C-K; Wallace, Christopher G ( 0000-0003-1897-9520 )
Abstract:
Microsurgical free tissue transfer has revolutionized head and neck reconstruction. It allows functions and esthetics to be preserved without compromising the principles of oncologic surgery. To this end, the anterolateral thigh (ALT) flap has recently gained increasing popularity. This article reviews the advantages of the ALT flap, its anatomy, and various methods of its elevation. We have successfully utilized the ALT flap for reconstructing a wide range of complex head and neck defects; a selection of our methods are outlined herein. Additionally, various configurations of the ALT flap, including the elevation of two independent cutaneous flaps from the same pedical, chimeric, and flow-through flaps, are described. The unique anatomy of the thigh allows unparalleled flexibility in flap design, useful for reconstructing defects of the tongue, buccal region, mandible, midface, scalp, and through-and-through defects of the cheek. Resultant donor site morbidity is low in comparison to other flaps that are commonly utilized for head and neck reconstruction.
Citation:
Anterolateral Thigh Perforator Flaps in Head and Neck Reconstruction 2006, 20 (2):064 Seminars in Plastic Surgery
Publisher:
Thieme
Journal:
Seminars in Plastic Surgery
Issue Date:
May-2006
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/11287/620155
DOI:
10.1055/s-2006-941712
Additional Links:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2884773/
Note:
This article is freely available via Open Access. Click on the Additional Link above to access the full-text via the publisher's site.
Type:
Journal Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1535-2188; 1536-0067
Appears in Collections:
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery; pre-2014 RD&E publications

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dc.contributor.authorZaretski, A.en
dc.contributor.authorWei, F-Cen
dc.contributor.authorLin, C-Hen
dc.contributor.authorCheng, M-Hen
dc.contributor.authorTsao, C-Ken
dc.contributor.authorWallace, Christopher Gen
dc.date.accessioned2017-01-12T14:40:42Z-
dc.date.available2017-01-12T14:40:42Z-
dc.date.issued2006-05-
dc.identifier.citationAnterolateral Thigh Perforator Flaps in Head and Neck Reconstruction 2006, 20 (2):064 Seminars in Plastic Surgeryen
dc.identifier.issn1535-2188-
dc.identifier.issn1536-0067-
dc.identifier.doi10.1055/s-2006-941712-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11287/620155-
dc.description.abstractMicrosurgical free tissue transfer has revolutionized head and neck reconstruction. It allows functions and esthetics to be preserved without compromising the principles of oncologic surgery. To this end, the anterolateral thigh (ALT) flap has recently gained increasing popularity. This article reviews the advantages of the ALT flap, its anatomy, and various methods of its elevation. We have successfully utilized the ALT flap for reconstructing a wide range of complex head and neck defects; a selection of our methods are outlined herein. Additionally, various configurations of the ALT flap, including the elevation of two independent cutaneous flaps from the same pedical, chimeric, and flow-through flaps, are described. The unique anatomy of the thigh allows unparalleled flexibility in flap design, useful for reconstructing defects of the tongue, buccal region, mandible, midface, scalp, and through-and-through defects of the cheek. Resultant donor site morbidity is low in comparison to other flaps that are commonly utilized for head and neck reconstruction.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherThiemeen
dc.relation.urlhttps://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2884773/en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Seminars in Plastic Surgeryen
dc.subjectWessex Classification Subject Headings::Surgery::Plastic surgeryen
dc.titleAnterolateral Thigh Perforator Flaps in Head and Neck Reconstructionen
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.identifier.journalSeminars in Plastic Surgeryen
dc.description.noteThis article is freely available via Open Access. Click on the Additional Link above to access the full-text via the publisher's site.en
dc.type.versionPublisheden
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