DIEP and pedicled TRAM flaps: a comparison of outcomes.

  title={DIEP and pedicled TRAM flaps: a comparison of outcomes.},
  author={Patrick B. Garvey and Edward Wayne Buchel and Barbara A. Pockaj and William J. Casey and Richard Gray and Jos{\'e} Luis Mart{\'i}nez Hern{\'a}ndez and Thomas D Samson},
  journal={Plastic and reconstructive surgery},
  volume={117 6},
  pages={1711-9; discussion 1720-1}
BACKGROUND Studies comparing similar and sizable numbers of deep inferior epigastric perforator (DIEP) and pedicled transverse rectus abdominis musculocutaneous (TRAM) flap reconstructions are lacking. The authors hoped to determine whether the DIEP flap has advantages over the pedicled TRAM flap for breast reconstruction. METHODS The authors retrospectively reviewed the records of women undergoing breast reconstruction over a 9-year period at a single institution. Patients were grouped by… CONTINUE READING
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