The effect of the delay phenomenon on the vascularity of rabbit rectus abdominis muscles.

@article{Cederna1997TheEO,
  title={The effect of the delay phenomenon on the vascularity of rabbit rectus abdominis muscles.},
  author={Paul S. Cederna and P Chang and B M Pittet-Cuenod and R M Razaboni and Albert E. Cram},
  journal={Plastic and reconstructive surgery},
  year={1997},
  volume={99 1},
  pages={194-205}
}
The transverse rectus abdominis muscle (TRAM) flap has become the "gold standard" for autogenous breast tissue reconstruction. Complications are reported in 10 to 40 percent of patients undergoing this procedure, and many are related to soft-tissue necrosis secondary to ischemia. Various methods have been proposed to improve TRAM flap survival, including surgical delay of the flap. The beneficial effects of the delay phenomenon have been well established in laboratory studies and clinical… CONTINUE READING