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127(6) CME — Breast Reconstruction after Breast Cancer—Video 2 – Delayed Unilateral msfTRAM

Video Author: Joshua Fosnot MD
Published on: 05.19.2011
Associated with: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 127(6):124e-135e, June 2011

This video demonstrates the general technical approach to performing a muscle sparing free TRAM as described by Dr. Joseph M. Serletti. From the “Breast Reconstruction after Breast Cancer” CME, June 2011. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

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Keywords: breast reconstruction; tissue expander; postoperative pain; quality of recovery; QoR40; intercostal nerve block; pectoral ner