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Breast Reconstruction with Perforator Flaps: The DIEP and SGAP Flaps

Breast reconstruction using autologous tissue is most commonly performed using the TRAM flap. This flap has been in use for 20 years and has provided outstanding aesthetic results. However, the downside to this flap is related to its donor site morbidity, namely the abdomen. The pedicle TRAM frequently requires use of the entire rectus abdominis muscle while the free TRAM may use as little as a postage size portion of the muscle.
-- Article by Dr. Maurice Nahabedian, MD, FACS
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