VIDEO: Preoperative CT Angiography for Anterolateral Thigh Flap Reconstructions
AJR Am J Roentgenol . 2017 Mar;208(3):W127. doi: 10.2214/AJR.16.17021. Epub 2016 Dec 27.
Michael F McConnell, Patrick B Garvey, Behrang Amini, Tamara Miner Haygood, John E Madewell, Colleen M Costelloe
Objective: This video article will review the relevant vascular anatomy of the anterolateral thigh flap, describe the CT angiography (CTA) image acquisition, and describe how to report the locations of the perforating arteries along with characteristics that may be important to the surgeon.
Conclusion: Our method of performing and reporting CTA for patients scheduled to undergo anterolateral thigh flap reconstruction provides a reproducible method of identifying perforating vessels and communicating their location to surgeons.
Read Full Article Here: https://doi.org/10.2214/ajr.16.17021