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Vascular anatomy of anterolateral thigh flap.

Authors
  • Malhotra, Kavita
  • Lian, Timothy S
  • Chakradeo, Vinaya
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Laryngoscope
Publication Date
Apr 01, 2008
Volume
118
Issue
4
Pages
589–592
Identifiers
PMID: 18094650
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Most musculocutaneous perforators to the ALT free flap enter the VLM within 2 cm of the muscle's anterior border, thus providing for an anatomic basis for including a 2 cm cuff of VLM when harvesting the ALT free flap. By including a 2 cm cuff of VLM, tedious dissection of individual musculocutaneous perforators is unnecessary, thereby increasing the ease of dissection and expediting the harvest of the ALT free flap.

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