J Plast Surg Hand Surg 2020 Dec 25:1-8. Epub 2020 Dec 25.
Department of Experimental Clinical Oncology, Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus, Denmark.
Introduction: The pedicled transverse rectus abdominis musculocutaneous flap (p-TRAM) is a well-established option for autologous breast reconstruction (BR) but donor-site morbidity is still reported. The aim of the present study was to compare donor-site morbidity after reinforcement of the abdominal wall regarding development of bulging or hernia, abdominal muscle strength, complications, and abdominal pain hypothesizing, that reinforcement with acellular dermal matrix (Strattice™) is superior to reinforcement with synthetic mesh (Prolene).
Materials And Methods: A randomized, prospective, double-blind study was conducted with 29 patients admitted for BR with the p-TRAM flap at Department of Plastic Surgery, AUH, Denmark, 2014-2016. Read More