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Extended transverse rectus abdominis musculocutaneous flap.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
0032-1052
Publisher
Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer) - Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication Date
Volume
92
Issue
4
Pages
757–758
Identifiers
PMID: 8356140
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The transverse rectus abdominis musculocutaneous flap is widely used for breast reconstruction, but it does not have a rich blood supply. A previous article described the inclusion of superficial epigastric vessels and superficial circumflex iliac vessels to "supercharge" the flap. Subsequent experience has shown that the external pudendal vessels also can be used for "supercharging."

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