Mark W. Clemens, MD • Houston, Texas
Case in brief
Muscle-sparing transverse rectus abdominis myocutaneous (TRAM) flap reconstruction with reinforcement of abdominal donor site using inlay placement of SERI® Surgical Scaffold for soft tissue support and repair.
A 64-year-old female presented for a planned mastectomy and immediate muscle-sparing TRAM flap reconstruction of the right chest wall as well as contralateral breast reduction for symmetry. The patient had a protuberant abdomen without hernia or bulges, confirmed by CT angiogram. She was morbidly obese, with a body mass index of 38. She had a history of right breast cancer, status post previous lumpectomy and radiation therapy.
This Case Review is provided for your information only. As with other surgical and medical decisions, it is the responsibility of surgeons to use sound medical judgment in utilizing the procedures best suited to the needs of each patient and to the skills and experiences of the surgeon. Please refer to the SERI® Surgical Scaffold Instructions for Use for current information.
Facilitates Neovascularization (As Early As 2 Days)† and Native Tissue Generation Over Time1,*
Support and Strength From Native Tissue1,*