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Outcome analysis of breast reconstruction with free transverse rectus abdominis musculocutaneous (TRAM) flaps

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Ziswiler-Gietz, Jacqueline
Makrodimou, Mary
Banic, Andrej
Erni, Dominique
Published in Swiss Medical Weekly. 2008, vol. 138, no. 7-8, p. 114-20
Abstract With the reduction in breast cancer mortality in recent years the aesthetic outcome after treatment has gained increasing attention. The aim of this study was to assess the outcome quality of our single institution concept of free TRAM flap breast reconstruction with the aim of providing data to assist the patient's decision-making when breast reconstruction is an option. PRINCIPLES/METHODS: Thirty-two consecutive patients receiving immediate (n = 14) or delayed (n = 18) breast reconstruction with free transverse rectus abdominis musculocutaneous (TRAM) flaps were included. The selection of patients was based on their own wish and the availability of abdominal tissue, without excluding patients at risk for wound healing complications. Patient data were assessed prospectively and the aesthetic outcome was rated after the final result had been achieved.
Keywords AdultAgedEstheticsFemaleHumansMammaplastyMiddle AgedOutcome Assessment (Health Care)OverweightPatient SatisfactionPostoperative ComplicationsProspective StudiesRectus Abdominis/transplantationReoperationSmoking/adverse effectsSurgical FlapsTime FactorsTransplantation, AutologousWound Healing
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PMID: 18293121
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Research group Groupe Pittet Cuenod Brigitte (chirurgie plastique et reconstructive) (96)
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ZISWILER-GIETZ, Jacqueline et al. Outcome analysis of breast reconstruction with free transverse rectus abdominis musculocutaneous (TRAM) flaps. In: Swiss Medical Weekly, 2008, vol. 138, n° 7-8, p. 114-20. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:34489

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