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K.-D. Wolff and A. Grundmann, “The Free Vastus Lateralis Flap: An Anatomic Study with Case Reports,” Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Vol. 89, No. 3, 1992, pp. 469-475. doi:10.1097/ 00006534-199203000-00012

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  • TITLE: Two Cases of Distal Anterolateral Thigh Flap

    AUTHORS: Masami Saito, Naohiro Kimura, Mamoru Tnegawa, Yoichi Tomizuka, Taku Tsukakoshi, Masamitsu Onda

    KEYWORDS: Anterolateral Thigh Flap; Distal Thigh Flap; Thin Flap

    JOURNAL NAME: Surgical Science, Vol.4 No.3, March 7, 2013

    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.