Elisabeth Lauritzen, Rami Mossad Ibrahim, Lisa Toft Jensen & Rocío Caballero Gámiz:
Reconstruction by means of fillet flaps
Ugeskr Læger 2019;181:V09180648
The purpose of this review is to summarise the literature and provide an overview of the topic and use of fillet flaps. Large and complex defects remain a reconstructive challenge balancing the benefits of reconstruction against donor-site morbidity. The spare-part concept involves using parts of amputated, non-salvageable or intact tissue for reconstruction. Fillet flaps are axial pattern flaps and can be harvested as pedicled-, island- or free flaps. Using fillet flaps for reconstruction is a valuable tool to obtain reconstruction in a one-stage procedure while minimising donor-site morbidity.