tissue flap reconstruction

tissue flap reconstruction
A type of breast reconstruction in which a flap of tissue is surgically moved from another area of the body to the chest, and formed into a new breast mound.

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  • Tissue flap reconstruction — is a type of breast reconstruction in which a flap of tissue is surgically moved from another area of the body to the chest, and formed into a new breast mound. External links * [http://www.cancer.gov/Templates/db alpha.aspx?CdrID=44738 Tissue… …   Wikipedia

  • Breast reconstruction — is the rebuilding of a breast, usually in women. It involves using autologous tissue or prosthetic material to construct a natural looking breast. Often this includes the reformation of a natural looking areola and nipple. This procedure involves …   Wikipedia

  • Nasal reconstruction using a paramedian forehead flap — Warning: this page contains pictures of surgery that can be shocking Nasal reconstruction using a paramedian forehead flap is a surgical technique to reconstruct different kinds of nasal defects [1]. In this operation a reconstructive surgeon… …   Wikipedia

  • Lip reconstruction — may be required after trauma or surgical excision. The lips are considered the beginning of the oral cavity and they are the most common site of oral cavity cancer. Any reconstruction of the lips must include both functional and cosmetic… …   Wikipedia

  • Free flap — The terms free flap and free tissue transfer are synonymous labels used to describe the movement of tissue from one site on the body to another. Free implies that the tissue, along with its blood supply, is detached from the original location (… …   Wikipedia

  • DIEP flap — A DIEP flap is a type of breast reconstruction in which blood vessels called deep inferior epigastric perforators (DIEP), and the skin and fat connected to them are removed from the lower abdomen and transferred to the chest to reconstruct a… …   Wikipedia

  • TRAM flap — transverse rectus abdominis myocutaneous flap: a piece of tissue (skin, muscle, and fat) dissected from the abdomen and used to reconstruct the breast after mastectomy. * * * an autogenous myocutaneous flap that uses transverse rectus abdominis… …   Medical dictionary

  • TRAM flap — A TRAM flap is a surgical procedure, most commonly employed for breast reconstruction. TRAM flap stands for Transverse Rectus Abdominis Myocutaneous flap .In this procedure, the breast with cancer is surgically removed, and a portion of the… …   Wikipedia

  • Rubens flap — a flap consisting of tissue from above the iliac crest, used in breast reconstruction after mastectomy in patients who have had a previous abdominoplasty and have few other tissues available for an autologous graft; so called from the fullness… …   Medical dictionary

  • Rhinoplasty — For the album by Primus, see Rhinoplasty (album). Rhinoplasty Intervention Rhinoplasty: The lower lateral cartilage (greater alar cartilage) exposed for plastic modification via the left nostril …   Wikipedia

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