Anterior Flap Hemipelvectomy

  • Martin Malawer
  • Paul Sugarbaker
  • Robert Henshaw


The anterior flap hemipelvectomy is a modified version of the classical posterior flap hemipelvectomy. Instead of utilizing the traditional posterior skin flap of the gluteal region, a myocutaneous flap from the anterior thigh is used to close the peritoneum following amputation through the sacroiliac joint and the pubic symphysis. This modification has permitted the treatment of difficult buttock and pelvic tumors where the posterior flap was involved and/or contaminated by tumor. This technique offers patients, initially thought to be incurable by standard technique, a good oncological procedure. The anterior myocutaneous flap consists of a portion or the entire quadriceps muscle group on its vascular pedicle, the superficial femoral artery. This flap covers the entire peritoneal surface and generally heals with minimal problems.


Quadriceps Muscle Superficial Femoral Artery Myocutaneous Flap Femoral Vessel Phantom Limb Pain 
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  • Martin Malawer
  • Paul Sugarbaker
  • Robert Henshaw

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