Anatomic and clinical study of rectus abdominis musculocutaneous flaps based on the superior epigastric system: ipsilateral pedicled TRAM flap as a safe alternative.

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This anatomic and clinical study supports the use of the ipsilateral transverse rectus abdominis musculocutaneous (TRAM) flap over the contralateral TRAM flap for breast reconstruction. The costomarginal artery was constant in these dissections and supplied a vascular pedicle to the rectus abdominis muscle. Radiologic studies confirmed the communications… (More)

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@article{MarnGutzke2005AnatomicAC, title={Anatomic and clinical study of rectus abdominis musculocutaneous flaps based on the superior epigastric system: ipsilateral pedicled TRAM flap as a safe alternative.}, author={Martina Mar{\'i}n-Gutzke and Alberto S{\'a}nchez-Olaso and F. J. Fern{\'a}ndez-Camacho and Elisa Mirelis-Otero}, journal={Annals of plastic surgery}, year={2005}, volume={54 4}, pages={356-60} }