The mastectomy specimen as a model for TRAM flap fabrication in immediate breast reconstruction.

@article{Garcia1999TheMS,
  title={The mastectomy specimen as a model for TRAM flap fabrication in immediate breast reconstruction.},
  author={Onelio Garcia},
  journal={Annals of plastic surgery},
  year={1999},
  volume={42 1},
  pages={27-32; discussion 32-3}
}
Traditionally, most of transverse rectus abdominis musculocutaneous (TRAM) flap shaping takes place after transfer of the flap to the chest. As skin-sparing mastectomies become more commonplace, flap tailoring becomes a more difficult and lengthy process due to lack of exposure through these small incisions. Immediate breast reconstruction was performed on… CONTINUE READING