Sequelae in the abdominal wall after pedicled or free TRAM flap surgery.

@article{Suominen1996SequelaeIT,
  title={Sequelae in the abdominal wall after pedicled or free TRAM flap surgery.},
  author={Sinikka Hilkka Helena Suominen and Sirpa Asko-Seljavaara and Karl Johan Albert Von Smitten and Juhani Ahovuo and Peter Sainio and Hannu Alaranta},
  journal={Annals of plastic surgery},
  year={1996},
  volume={36 6},
  pages={629-36}
}
Twenty-seven free transverse rectus abdominis musculocutaneous (TRAM) and 16 pedicled TRAM flap breast reconstruction patients were studied for 7 to 41 months (mean, 23 months) postoperatively to compare abdominal sequelae after these two operations. The patient groups were demographically similar; mean age was 47 years in both groups. Subjective grading of the results was similar in both groups. The incidence of minor lower abdominal bulges was higher (44%, 7/16) in the pedicled group than in… CONTINUE READING
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