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Breast reconstruction - series




Reconstruction of the breast after mastectomy is performed in select patients who have very small tumors, or who undergo prophylactic (preventative) bilateral mastectomy. First, tissue from the lower abdomen, including skin, muscle, and blood vessels, is removed. This is called a TRAM flap.

Update Date 12/10/2012

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