Fascia lata sheaths harvest revisited

Aharon Amir, Eyal Gur, Albert Gatot, Gideon Zucker, Jacob T. Cohen, Dan M. Fliss

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A large fascial sheath, often required as a dural substitute, is generally obtained via a longitudinal lateral thigh incision, which results in a disfiguring scar and considerable morbidity. We describe a short "S"-shaped incision also carried out at the lateral aspect of the thigh and with a special relation to surface landmarks and important anatomic structures; ie, the iliotibial tract and the knee joint. Our experience with this approach in 53 patients whose surgical requirements had various etiologies has shown it to have bestowed minimal morbidity and of short duration. We recommend the use of this approach whenever a large fascial sheath is required.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)304-306
Number of pages3
JournalOperative Techniques in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2000
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology


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