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Extended anterolateral thigh flap reconstruction of a recurrent pelvic chondrosarcoma excision defect with exposed bowel
  1. Karthick Ganesan,
  2. Krishna Chaitanya Balijepalli,
  3. Shivangi Saha and
  4. Maneesh Singhal
  1. Plastic, Reconstructive and Burns surgery, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
  1. Correspondence to Professor Maneesh Singhal; drmaneesh{at}


The pedicled anterolateral thigh (ALT) flap has proven to be a reliable and versatile technique for the reconstruction of complex abdominal wall defects. Its robust vascular supply, large skin paddle and potential for a two-team approach make it an excellent choice for such challenging reconstructions. This case report emphasises the effectiveness of the pedicled ALT flap in managing complex abdominal wall defects, providing both functional restoration and satisfactory aesthetic results. However, careful patient selection and meticulous surgical planning remain paramount to ensure optimal outcomes.

  • Plastic and reconstructive surgery
  • Orthopaedic and trauma surgery
  • Surgical oncology

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  • Contributors The following authors were responsible for drafting of the text, sourcing and editing of clinical images, investigation results, drawing original diagrams and algorithms, and critical revision for important intellectual content: KG, KCB, SS and MS. The following authors gave final approval of the manuscript: KG, KCB, SS and MS.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

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  • Competing interests None declared.

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