TRAM flap


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TRAM flap

(træm)
n acronym for
(Surgery) transverse rectus abdominis myocutaneous flap: a piece of tissue, consisting of skin, muscle, and fat, taken from the abdomen of a woman and used in the reconstruction of her breast after mastectomy
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Aplasia of the breast"reconstruction using a free tram flap.
A TRAM flap procedure uses tissue and muscle from the lower abdomen.
He laid out the options: saline implant, TRAM flap (which uses skin, fat, and muscle from the belly region to construct a breast), or LAT flap (which uses skin, fat, and muscle from the back region to construct a breast).
The other option presented to me was the Tram Flap procedure, which was also unacceptable.
The product can be used in several indications such as paraesophageal/hiatal hernia repair, abdominal wall reconstruction, abdominoperineal resection, stoma reversal and breast reconstruction using pedicled TRAM flap.
Complications of TRAM flap include abdominal wall laxity and weakness, fat necrosis, flap necrosis, bulging of inframedial breast fold, pulmonary embolus, and seroma (6).
The deep inferior epigastric perforator (DIEP) flap is a form of TRAM flap requiring microsurgery.
A comparison of factors affecting aesthetic outcomes of TRAM flap breast reconstructions.
The procedure is a variation of the most commonly performed breast reconstruction surgery method, the TRAM flap, in which muscle, tissue and fat are removed from the transverse rectus abdominis muscle (TRAM) in the lower abdomen.
It was decided that the best course of action would be to carry out an operation involving a tram flap - breast removal and reconstruction using tissue from the stomach.