A Systematic Review of Abdominal Wall Function Following Abdominal Flaps for Postmastectomy Breast Reconstruction

@article{Atisha2009ASR,
  title={A Systematic Review of Abdominal Wall Function Following Abdominal Flaps for Postmastectomy Breast Reconstruction},
  author={Dunya M. Atisha and A. Alderman},
  journal={Annals of Plastic Surgery},
  year={2009},
  volume={63},
  pages={222-230}
}
  • Dunya M. Atisha, A. Alderman
  • Published 2009
  • Medicine
  • Annals of Plastic Surgery
  • Perforator flap breast reconstruction potentially offers patients greater postoperative abdominal strength compared with traditional TRAM techniques. Our purpose was to perform a systemic review of the published literature regarding abdominal wall function following breast reconstruction and compare outcomes between pedicle TRAM, free TRAM, and perforator flap procedures.We used the MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINAHL, the Cochrane Network, and HAPI databases from January 1966 through November 1, 2007 to… CONTINUE READING

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