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Reconstruction of Total Absence of the Breast

Garcia, Onelio Jr MD, FACS

doi: 10.1097/
Advances in Plastic Surgery

A severe left chest wall deformity with complete absence of the breast, underlying musculature, and anterior third and fourth ribs was reconstructed with a pedicled TRAM flap followed by 3 revisions.

From the Division of Plastic Surgery, University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL.

Received September 21, 2006 and accepted for publication October 10, 2006.

Reprints: Onelio Garcia Jr., MD, FACS, 7100 West 20th Avenue, Suite 110, Hialeah, FL 33016. E-mail

© 2007 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.