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ultra thin alt flap

Mohin A Bhadkamkar, Erik M Wolfswinkel, Daniel A Hatef, Steven B Albright, Anthony Echo, Patrick W Hsu, Shayan A Izaddoost
BACKGROUND: While many potential donor sites have been described for fascial (fascia-only) flaps, a fascial flap harvested from the anterolateral thigh (ALT) donor site has not gained popularity, likely because of concerns regarding inadequate perfusion of the deep fascia. However, recent clinical experience demonstrates that the ALT fascia-only flap is a suitable option for reconstructions necessitating thin and pliable coverage. METHODS: In this study a retrospective chart review was performed examining the clinical experience of two plastic surgeons with the fascia-only ALT perforator flap from 2008 to 2012...
November 2014: Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery
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