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Muscle herniation: A complication at the anterolateral thigh perforator flap donor site

by J. Odili, E. Wilson, J. S. Chana
Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery ()

Abstract

The anterolateral perforator flap is becoming the flap of choice for a wide variety of complex defects. It has been known to provide excellent donor site morbidity even in cases where vastus lateralis is included within the flap. We report a case of herniation of the vastus lateralis and rectus femoris muscles through the overlying fascia, following ALT perforator flap harvest. In this case muscle herniation at the donor site required surgical repair. © 2009 British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons.

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