Versatility of the Anterolateral Thigh Flap: An AKUH experience

M. Fazlur Rahman, Muhammad Asif Ahsan, Muhammad Ubaid Khan, Sami Ullah, Sara Khan

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Anterolateral thigh flap is used for reconstruction of various soft tissue defects. We planned the study to evaluate the versatility of the anterolateral thigh flap as it may be used for reconstruction of head and neck, torso and extremities with minimal donor-site morbidity. The retrospective study was conducted at Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, and comprised date from October 2012 to December 2015. Of the 75 patients in which anterolateral thigh flap was used for reconstruction, 6(8%) flaps did not survive. The overall flap survival was 69(92%). Anterolateral thigh flap was versatile enough to provide soft tissue coverage to defects of various soft tissue and bulk requirements. Adequate outcomes were achieved pertaining to the reconstruction of the soft tissue defects. Anterolateral thigh flap can be used to reconstruct soft tissue defects almost anywhere and almost of any complexity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S122-S124
JournalJPMA. The Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
Volume66 3)
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • Reconstruction, Flap, Soft-tissue.


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