Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

The Transverse Musculocutaneous Gracilis Flap for Breast Reconstruction Educational Illustration Series
by Steenberg, Ryan, M.F.A., Rochester Institute of Technology, 2009, 26; 10195219
Abstract (Summary)

Advancements in medicine have allowed surgeons a menu of options in post-mastectomy breast reconstruction. A conundrum exists, however, in flap selection when faced with varying patient body types. In the case of the athletic patient who does not have the appropriate amount of donor site tissue to warrant a Transverse Rectus Abdominus Musculocutaneuos Flap (TRAM) the Transverse Musculocutaneous Gracilis Flap (TMG) is an appropriate alternative due to its functional and aesthetic benefits. An intricate and timely process, the TMG procedure can be difficult to understand for the layperson. Therefore, a need for a condensed and standardized description exists. By breaking the process down and illustrating the procedure one can effectively deliver the information for use across all realms of publication and education.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Perkins, Jim
Commitee: Doolittle, Richard, Hintz, Glenn, Vega, Steven
School: Rochester Institute of Technology
Department: Medical Illustration
School Location: United States -- New York
Source: MAI 56/02M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Art education, Fine arts, Science education
Keywords: Art, Autologous tissue, Breast reconstruction, Gracilis, Medical
Publication Number: 10195219
ISBN: 978-1-369-35621-2
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