TRAM 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

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.
Transverse Rectus Abdominus Myocutaneous Flap. A tissue flap procedure that uses muscle, fat and skin from the abdomen to create a new breast mound after a mastectomy, either as a free—detached—or as a pedicle—attached to its blood supply and tunneled—tissue flap

TRAM flap

Transverse rectus abdominus musculocutaneous flap General surgery A rotated piece of tissue used as an alternative to a prosthesis in post-radical mastectomy reconstructive breast surgery; the operating time and the recovery period is longer, but the cosmetic result is often better

TRAM flap

Abbrev. for transverse rectus abdominis mycocutaneous flap. This is a layered 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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