Seroma at the Donor Site of the TRAM Flap, With or Without Quilting Suture: A Comparative Study Using Ultrasound

NCT ID: NCT01358786


Title
Seroma at the Donor Site of the TRAM Flap, With or Without Quilting Suture.
Purpose
Patient undergoing breast reconstruction with lower abdominal flap, benefit when points are used for membership (between the aponeurosis of the abdominal flap and underlying muscles) for closing the donor area, where there is reduced incidence of complications.
Details
This study evaluated seroma formation at the donor site of the TRAM patients who underwent breast reconstruction. Forty-eight breast reconstructions were performed using the bipedicled TRAM flap. The patients were randomly allocated into three groups of 16 participants each: DN group, use of suction drains but no quilting sutures between the remaining abdominal flap and musculoaponeurotic layer of the anterior abdominal wall; QS+DN group, use of quilting sutures and suction drains; and QS group, use of quilting sutures but no suction drains. In order to determine seroma formation, ultrasound examinations were performed on postoperative days 7 and 14 in 5 regions of the abdominal wall: epigastric, umbilical, hypogastric, right iliac, and left iliac regions.
Conditions
Seroma
Keywords
Quilting suture, seroma, Procedure, Surgery
Source
Federal University of São Paulo
Sponsors
Federal University of São Paulo
Status
Completed
Acronym
STRAMQUSG
Last Updated
24 May 2011
URL
Official Link
Citations/Publications
1. Hartrampf CR, Jr, Scheflan M, Black PW. Breast reconstruction with a transverse abdominal island flap. Plast Reconstr Surg. 1982;69:216-225. 2. Andrades P, Prado A, Danilla S, et al. Progressive tension sutures in the prevention of postabdominoplasty seroma: a prospective, randomized, double-blind clinical trial. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2007;120:935-946. 3. Baroudi R, Ferreira CA. Contouring the hip and the abdomen. Clin Plast Surg. 1996;23:551-572. 4. Rossetto LA, Garcia EB, Abla LF, Neto MS, Ferreira LM. Quilting suture in the donor site of the transverse rectus abdominis musculocutaneous flap in breast reconstruction. Ann Plast Surg. 2009;62:240-243. %. Di Martino M, Nahas FX, Barbosa MV, et al. Seroma in lipoabdominoplasty and abdominoplasty: a comparative study using ultrasound. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2010;126:1742-1751.

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