Postoperative adjuvant irradiation: effects on tranverse rectus abdominis muscle flap breast reconstruction.

@article{Tran2000PostoperativeAI,
  title={Postoperative adjuvant irradiation: effects on tranverse rectus abdominis muscle flap breast reconstruction.},
  author={Nho V. Tran and Gregory R. D. Evans and Stephen S. Kroll and Bonnie J. Baldwin and Michael J. Miller and Gregory P. Reece and Geoffrey L. Robb},
  journal={Plastic and reconstructive surgery},
  year={2000},
  volume={106 2},
  pages={313-7; discussion 318-20}
}
The use of postoperative irradiation following oncologic breast surgery is dictated by tumor pathology, margins, and lymph node involvement. Although irradiation negatively influences implant reconstruction, it is less clear what effect it has on autogenous tissue. This study evaluated the effect of postoperative irradiation on transverse rectus abdominis muscle (TRAM) flap breast reconstruction. A retrospective review was performed on all patients undergoing immediate TRAM flap breast… CONTINUE READING
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