In an effort to proactively avoid these complications, together with the TRAM flap
Abdominal wall strength, bulging, and hernia after TRAM flap
This flap is also a good option for thin women who do not have sufficient abdominal tissue to achieve the TRAM flap
, but usually requires implant placement in addition to the autologous tissue (8).
During a TRAM flap
, the surgeon removes the tissue, fat and the muscle to preserve the major blood supply that runs through the muscle for use in the new breast.
The report summed up: "The conclusion is that the magnitude and duration of the reconstruction by a tram flap
directly contributed to the stroke.
In a statement he made following Terry's medical negligence claim he admitted the operation was the first TRAM flap
he had carried out.
There was a trend towards a higher risk of fat necrosis in patients who had radiotherapy following a TRAM flap
More specific applications include: stoma reversal, paraesophageal/hiatal hernia repair, breast reconstruction using pedicled TRAM flap
, abdominoperineal resection and abdominal wall reconstruction.
2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Novus Scientific, manufacturer of TIGR[R] Matrix Surgical Mesh , the world's first long-term resorbable (100% absorbable) synthetic mesh, proudly announces the presentation of 12 month TRAM flap
data gathered by the Division of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery at NUH Singapore.
All patients in the study will undergo a TRAM Flap
, a surgical method using the body's own tissues to reconstruct the breast following a mastectomy, and will receive an ON-Q pump.
The development of this technique was based on the desire to provide natural tissue reconstruction for women lacking the abdominal fatty volume for a routine DIEP or TRAM flap
James Chao of the University of California San Diego (UCSD) has operated on his first TRAM Flap
patient using TIGR Matrix Surgical Mesh.