Free anterolateral thigh flap for reconstruction of extensive head and neck defects following cancer ablation [Rekonstrukce rozsáhlých defektu v oblasti hlavy a krku volným lalokemz anterolaterálního stehna]
Chovanec M.,Klinika Otorinolaryngologie a Chirurgie Hlavy a Krku |
Zabrodsky M.,Klinika Otorinolaryngologie a Chirurgie Hlavy a Krku |
Vik K.,Klinika kardiochirurgie |
Plzak J.,Klinika Otorinolaryngologie a Chirurgie Hlavy a Krku |
And 4 more authors.
Otorinolaryngologie a Foniatrie | Year: 2011
The free anterolateral thigh flap is one of the fasciomyocutaneous flaps of the thigh based on the musculocutaneous or septocutaneous perforators derived from the lateral circumflex femoral system. It is not popularly used because of the variable anatomy. The application of the anterolateral thigh flap as a favorable choice for head and neck reconstruction had not been widely used until recent years. We describe harvesting technique of the flap, its vascular anatomy, and our surgical experience in the five consecutive patients with major head and neck postresectional defects. © Ceská lé karská spolecnost Jana Evangelisty Purkyne, Praha 2011. Source