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transverse rectus abdominus musculocutaneous flap


Definition: musculocutaneous flap, based inferiorly or (more commonly) superiorly on the deep inferior epigastric or superior epigastric (respectively) arteries that supply the rectus abdominus muscle. Most commonly used to close defects of the trunk or (most commonly) for breast reconstruction. Originated and pioneered by C.R. Hartrampf.

Synonym(s): TRAM flap

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