Tuesday, October 12, 2004: 2:30 PM-3:00 PM
Session A (Pennsylvania Convention Center)
Lecture: Invited Presentation: My Personal Evolution in TRAM Flap Breast Reconstruction
This lecture will detail the fascinating journey along the development of living breast reconstruction. Prior to 1974, there was no practical operation for breast reconstruction. The mastectomies were mostly radical and the implant did not do well. In 1975 Dr. William Snyder, a resident at Emory university, did the first modern latissimus flap. Dr. John Bostwick continued doing the latissimus flap but this still required an implant. The TRAM flap was born September, 1980. There have been many other major and minor develop along the way to make the TRAM into a safe operation.
Presenter:Carl R Hartrampf, Jr, MD

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