Advancements in medicine have allowed surgeons a menu of options in post-mastectomy breast reconstruction. A conundrum exists, however, in flap selection when faced with varying patient body types. In the case of the athletic patient who does not have the appropriate amount of donor site tissue to warrant a Transverse Rectus Abdominus Musculocutaneuos Flap (TRAM) the Transverse Musculocutaneous Gracilis Flap (TMG) is an appropriate alternative due to its functional and aesthetic benefits. An intricate and timely process, the TMG procedure can be difficult to understand for the layperson. Therefore, a need for a condensed and standardized description exists. By breaking the process down and illustrating the procedure one can effectively deliver the information for use across all realms of publication and education.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Mammaplasty--Pictorial works; Breast--Cancer--Surgery--Pictorial works
Department, Program, or Center
Medical Illustration (CHST)
Steenberg, Ryan, "The Transverse Musculocutaneous Gracilis Flap for Breast Reconstruction Educational Illustration Series" (2016). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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