Title

Turnover TRAM Flap as a Diaphragmatic Patch.

Publication/Presentation Date

1-1-2004

Abstract

A hole in the diaphragm requiring an exogenous material for repair is exceedingly unusual. Unfortunately, many nearby potential flap options for this role have frequently already been violated by prior thoracotomies. The ipsilateral superior-pedicled lower transverse rectus abdominis musculocutaneous (TRAM) flap could then be an important maneuver for salvage. Via a tunnel leading into the chest cavity, a deepithelialized TRAM flap can readily reach basilar thoracic defects, and[U0292] thus is particularly suited as an autogenous patch for the diaphragm.

Volume

52

Issue

1

First Page

93

Last Page

96

ISSN

0148-7043

Disciplines

Medicine and Health Sciences | Other Medical Specialties | Plastic Surgery | Surgery

PubMedID

14676707

Department(s)

Department of Surgery, Department of Surgery Faculty

Document Type

Article