2021 AMI Online Salon

Anterolateral Thigh Perforator Flap Subfascial Harvest Technique

Project Detail

  • Entrant Name:  Paul Kelly
  • Other Contributors: Albert Fung, Ralph Gilbert
  • Client: Ralph Gilbert & Dr. David Goldstein
  • Copyright: The Toronto Video Atlas of Surgery, 2021
  • Medium/software used:Maxon Cinema4D, Pixologic ZBrush, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Final presentation format:264 encoded movie available through online website
  • Primary Audience:Otorhinolaryngology surgeons/surgical fellows

Project Description

This animated video, intended for surgical fellows in the field of Ear, Nose and Throat, or ENT, surgery, introduces viewers to the surgical procedure for an anterolateral thigh perforator flap subfascial harvest technique.Resecting tumours of the head and neck may require a skin graft to be harvested from another part of the patient to repair tissue loss. This video highlights the key steps in the harvest of an anterolateral thigh perforator flap, including proper identification of important vessels and nerves, and the ideal location sites for vessel and fascia divisions. This unique case highlights both myocutaneous and septocutaneous perforators, providing excellent demonstration of the two most common options for perforator blood supply to the flap.The full video can be viewed at http://tvasurg.ca/