Free anteromedial thigh flap: clinical application and review of literature

Schoeller, Thomas; Huemer, Georg M; Shafighi, Maziar; Gurunluoglu, Raffi; Wechselberger, Gottfried; Piza-Katzer, Hildegunde (2004). Free anteromedial thigh flap: clinical application and review of literature. Microsurgery, 24(1), pp. 43-8. New York, N.Y.: Wiley-Liss 10.1002/micr.10194

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The anteromedial thigh (AMT) flap is reviewed in terms of its vascular anatomy and previous clinical reports in the literature. Our own series of 5 patients treated with this flap for defects in the head and neck region and lower extremity is presented. Although several authors controversially discussed vasculature, we constantly found the pedicle as an emerging septocutaneous perforator at a point where the medial border of the rectus femoris muscle is crossed by the sartorius muscle. In all 5 patients, the AMT flap provided stable coverage with no flap loss. Based on our findings, we conclude that the anteromedial thigh flap offers all the advantages of fasciocutaneous flaps. Therefore, we recommend this flap as an alternative for defects requiring coverages of thin to moderate skin thickness. However, it should be remembered that variations in vascular anatomy are possible.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Further Contribution)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Orthopaedic, Plastic and Hand Surgery (DOPH) > Clinic of Plastic and Hand Surgery > Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery

UniBE Contributor:

Shafighi, Maziar

ISSN:

0738-1085

ISBN:

14748024

Publisher:

Wiley-Liss

Language:

English

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 15:04

Last Modified:

04 May 2014 23:20

Publisher DOI:

10.1002/micr.10194

PubMed ID:

14748024

Web of Science ID:

000188956700008

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/28027 (FactScience: 115657)

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