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Free tissue transfer for reconstruction of axillary defects: two case reports
Asha Deepthi Bathini, Parvathi Ravula, Srinivas Jammula, Srikanth R, Priyanka Pereira
J Trauma Inj. 2023;36(4):425-430.   Published online August 25, 2023
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20408/jti.2023.0024
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Axillary defects need pliable, vascular tissue to cover the critical structures traversing the axilla and to allow near-normal range of motion in the shoulder. Although local flaps are the first choice, free tissue transfer is a good option when local tissues are injured or scarred. Herein, we report two cases of axillary defects that were reconstructed using anterolateral thigh free flaps. One was a post–electric burn axillary defect for which a thoracoacromial pedicle was used as the recipient, and the other was a posttraumatic axillary defect with the transverse cervical vessels as the recipient. In both patients, the flap survived well with no complications and resulted in adequate functional recovery. In large defects of the axilla with a scarcity of local tissues, free flaps can yield optimal results. The proper selection of recipient vessels and a donor flap with adequate pedicle length impact the outcomes of such reconstruction.
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