Is it possible to increase the survival of the transverse rectus abdominis musculocutaneous flap following previous abdominoplasty using a delay procedure? An experimental study in the rat.

@article{Ozkan2005IsIP,
  title={Is it possible to increase the survival of the transverse rectus abdominis musculocutaneous flap following previous abdominoplasty using a delay procedure? An experimental study in the rat.},
  author={Omer Ozkan and Osman Koray Coskunfirat and Halil Ege Ozgentas and Ilkay Yildirim and Mustafa Bahadir Dikici},
  journal={Plastic and reconstructive surgery},
  year={2005},
  volume={116 7},
  pages={1945-52}
}
BACKGROUND Although, because of the disruption of perforators, abdominoplasty has been suggested as a major contraindication for patients undergoing autologous breast reconstruction with the transverse rectus abdominis musculocutaneous (TRAM) flap, many researchers encourage the search for a means of improving the survival of the skin paddle of the flap in… CONTINUE READING