Reverse anterolateral thigh flap for complex scalp reconstruction

Jamie A. Spitz*, Rachael M. Payne, Marco F. Ellis

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It is common for patients diagnosed with severe traumatic brain injury or intracranial tumors to undergo multiple craniotomy and cranioplasty procedures. In the setting of infection, these patients can develop scalp wounds with no local options. A reverse flow anterolateral thigh (ALT) flap for coverage of a complex multifocal scalp wound in a patient with exposed cranioplasty mesh and multiple prior operations without necessitating vein grafts was presented. This might be the first reverse flow free ALT flap to be reported in head and neck reconstruction.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)167-168
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Craniofacial Surgery
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019


  • Cranioplasty
  • Free tissue transfer
  • Reverse flow anterolateral thigh

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology


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