Anterolateral thigh osteomyocutaneous femur (ALTO) flap reconstruction for composite mandible and near total tongue defect utilizing a retrograde intramedullary femoral nail stabilization technique: Report of a first case

Leah J. Novinger, Steven B. Cannady, Lawrence D. Wurtz, Michael W. Sim, Michael G. Moore, Avinash V. Mantravadi, Taha Z. Shipchandler

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Abstract

The anterior lateral thigh osteomyocutaneous free flap (ALTO) offers the advantage of reconstructing large bony and soft tissue defects. We report a novel approach for femur stabilization via retrograde intramedullary nail placement in a patient with a near total tongue and large mandibular defect who underwent ALTO reconstruction that saves operating room time and decreases risk of post-operative fracture.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number100156
JournalOtolaryngology Case Reports
Volume15
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2020
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • ALTO
  • Case study
  • Free flap reconstruction
  • Head and neck cancer
  • Osteomyocutaneous

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology

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