ANNALS OF PLASTIC SURGERY, vol.77, no.2, 2016 (SCI-Expanded)
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ANNALS OF PLASTIC SURGERY
Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
TRAM flap, radial extracorporeal shock wave therapy, zone 4, skin flap survival, ENDOTHELIAL GROWTH-FACTOR, BREAST RECONSTRUCTION, SURGICAL DELAY, SURVIVAL, NECROSIS, TISSUE, ABDOMINOPLASTY, EXPRESSION, GENE
Hacettepe University Affiliated:
Background: The purpose of this study was to test our hypothesis that pre-operative application of radial extracorporeal shock wave therapy (rESWT) as a delay procedure would improve the survival of zone 4 of transverse rectus abdominis musculocutaneous (TRAM) flap and reduce the resulting necrotic area.