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Extended transverse rectus abdominis musculocutaneous flap.

Authors
  • Takayanagi, S
Type
Published Article
Journal
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Publisher
Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer) - Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication Date
Sep 01, 1993
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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