SS  Vol.4 No.3 , March 2013
Two Cases of Distal Anterolateral Thigh Flap
Abstract: We report our experience with two cases of anterolateral thigh flaps based on the musculocutaneous perforators arising from a more distal part of the descending branch than in the conventional anterolateral thigh flap. Case 1: A 53-year-old man with a skin ulcer over the anterior surface of the left tibia secondary to plate fixation for an open fracture. The perforator marked with preoperative Doppler was located 8 cm proximal to the superior border of the patella. Without thinning, the flap was 10 × 4 cm in size and 5 mm thick. Case 2: A 46-year-old man with necrosis of the right index finger after replantation. The flap was 5 × 3 cm in size and 3 mm in thickness. This “distal” anterolateral thigh flap can be raised as a quite thin flap with a long pedicle and, therefore, is considered useful in the reconstruction of various soft tissue defects.
Cite this paper: M. Saito, N. Kimura, M. Tnegawa, Y. Tomizuka, T. Tsukakoshi and M. Onda, "Two Cases of Distal Anterolateral Thigh Flap," Surgical Science, Vol. 4 No. 3, 2013, pp. 189-191. doi: 10.4236/ss.2013.43035.

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