December 5th, 2001

Transverse Rectus Abdominus Muscle Flap Procedure (TRAM Flap)

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A method of breast reconstruction in which tissue from the lower abdominal wall which receives its blood from the rectus abdominus muscle is used. The tissue from this area is moved up to the chest to create a breast mound and usually does not require an implant. Moving muscle and tissue from the lower abdomen to the chest results in flattening of the lower abdomen (a "tummy tuck").

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