Double Back Cut in Post-mastectomy Breast Skin (Fish-Shaped Skin Paddle) in Delayed Pedicled TRAM Flap Breast Reconstruction

Alexander Bogdanov Berezovsky, Vasileios A. Pagkalos, Yaron Shoham, Yuval Krieger, Eldad Silberstein

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Abstract

Abstract: Breast reconstruction has become standard of care for female patients with breast cancer. The transverse rectus abdominis musculo-cutaneous flap (TRAMf) is the most common method of immediate or delayed autologous breast reconstruction following mastectomy. We share our experience with modified, double back cut of post-mastectomy skin in delayed pedicled TRAMf breast reconstruction, resulting in fish-shaped skin paddle. This sort of back cut is a simple, reliable way to obtain a natural, esthetically pleasant breast mound with inconspicuous hidden scars. Level of Evidence V: This journal requires that authors assign a level of evidence to each article. For a full description of these Evidence-Based Medicine ratings, please refer to the Table of Contents or the online Instructions to Authors www.springer.com/00266.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)640-643
Number of pages4
JournalAesthetic Plastic Surgery
Volume39
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 25 Aug 2015
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Back cut
  • Breast reconstruction
  • TRAM flap

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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