Response to ‘Australia's contribution to the free abdominoplasty flap in breast reconstruction’

Main Article Content

David George Pennington

Keywords

free tissue flaps, microsurgery, Australia

Abstract

Perhaps few realise that the development of what became known as the free transverse rectus abdominis myocutaneous (TRAM) flap was a race involving not one but two surgical teams, one in Sydney and the other, with the aid of the Australian Richard Hamilton, in Sweden

Metrics

Metrics Loading ...
Abstract 118 | PDF Downloads 121 HTML Downloads 50

References

1. Hamilton R, Fogdestam I. Australia's contribution to the free abdominoplasty flap in breast reconstruction. Aust J Plast Surg. 2019;2(2):84–89. https://doi.org./10.34239/ajops.v2n2.185
2. Taylor, GI and Ham, FJ. The free vascularised nerve graft—a further experimental and clinical application of microvascular techniques. Plast Recons Surg. 1976;57(4): 413–426. https://doi.org/10.1097/00006534-197604000-00001
3. Brown RG, Vasconez LO, Jurkiewicz MJ. Transverse abdominal flaps and the deep epigastric arcade. Plast Recons Surg. 1975;55(4): 416–2. https://doi.org/10.1097/00006534-197504000-00004
4. Pennington DG, Lai MF, Pelly AD. The rectus abdominis myocutaneous free flap. Brit J Plast Surg (1980) 33:277–82. https://doi.org/10.1016/0007-1226(80)90027-2
5. O'Brien B McC. Microvascular reconstructive surgery. New York: Churchill Livingstone, 1977. pp 29–39.
6. Taylor GI and Daniel RK. The free flap: composite tissue transfer by vascular anastomosis. ANZ J Surg. 1973;43(1):1–3. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1445-2197.1973.tb05659.x PMid:4200573
7. Miller GD, Anstee EJ, Snell JA. Successful replantation of an avulsed scalp by microvascular anastomoses. Plast Recons Surg. 1976;58(2):133–36. https://doi.org/10.1097/00006534-197608000-00001 PMid:940866
8. Pennington DG, Lai MF, Pelly AD. Successful replantation of a completely avulsed ear by microvascular anastomosis. Plast Recons Surg. 1980;65(6): 820–23. https://doi.org/10.1097/00006534-198006000-00017 PMID: 7384284