[Analysis of 156 breast reconstructions by transverse rectus abdominis muscle flap (TRAM)].


The myocutaneous rectus abdominis flap described by Hartrampf was used for 156 breast reconstructions between 1982 and 1992. 107 reconstructions were done with one pedicle. 142 were delayed reconstructions. Partial necrosis of the flap occurred in 10% of the cases in bipedicled flaps and 20% in unilateral flaps. No hernia occurred in this series. Cosmetic… (More)