TRAM flap(redirected from Transverse Rectus Abdominus Myocutaneous Flap)
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Related to Transverse Rectus Abdominus Myocutaneous Flap: latissimus dorsi flap
transverse rectus abdominus musculocutaneous flap
musculocutaneous flap, based inferiorly or (more commonly) superiorly on the deep inferior epigastric or superior epigastric (respectively) arteries that supply the rectus abdominus muscle. Most commonly used to close defects of the trunk or (most commonly) for breast reconstruction. Originated and pioneered by C.R. Hartrampf.
Synonym(s): TRAM flap
an autogenous myocutaneous flap that uses transverse rectus abdominal muscle (TRAM) to carry lower abdominal skin and fat to the breast for reconstruction. See also myocutaneous flap.