Monopedicled TRAM flap

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Abstract

The first reliable breast reconstruction with autologous tissue was described using the transverse rectus abdominis myocutaneous (TRAM) flap. This technique revolutionized breast reconstruction, allowing surgeons to create a breast that is soft, warm, and with a good and long-lasting result. Still it is considered an excellent option for unilateral breast reconstructions despite advances in free flap breast procedures. This chapter is a step-by-step guide in how to perform a breast reconstruction with TRAM flap.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOncoplastic and Reconstructive Breast Surgery
PublisherSpringer-Verlag Italia s.r.l.
Pages277-286
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9788847026520, 9788847026513
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2013

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Keywords

  • Arterial perforators
  • Blood supply
  • Hartrampf
  • Inframammary fold
  • Intercostal nerve
  • Mesh
  • Pregnancy
  • Rectus sheath
  • TRAM flap and implant
  • Tunnel

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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Manconi, A. (2013). Monopedicled TRAM flap. In Oncoplastic and Reconstructive Breast Surgery (pp. 277-286). Springer-Verlag Italia s.r.l.. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-88-470-2652-0_28