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Breast Reconstruction Using the Transverse Rectus Abdominis Muscle (TRAM) Flap Procedure
Breast Reconstruction Using the Transverse Rectus Abdominis Muscle (TRAM) Flap Procedure
Breast Reconstruction Using the Transverse Rectus Abdominis Muscle (TRAM) Flap Procedure

When a breast is reconstructed using tissue from the woman's body, it is called autologous breast reconstruction. Often, a muscle in the lower abdomen, called the transverse rectus abdominis muscle (TRAM), and a flap of skin and fat from this area (abdominal tissue flap) are used. The procedure is called the TRAM flap procedure.

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