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Table 1 Different surgical techniques used in breast reconstruction

From: MR imaging of the reconstructed breast: What the radiologist needs to know

Expander/implant reconstruction Autologous flap reconstruction
+/− Acellular matrix (AlloDerm, Allomax, etc.) (A) Pedicled
+/− Latissimus muscle flap with implant Transplantation of a transverse rectus abdominis myocutaneous (TRAM)
Reconstruction with the latissimus dorsi myocutaneous flap
(B) Free flap
DIEP/SIEA (Deep inferior epigastric artery perforator flap/superficial inferior epigastric artery flap)
SGAP/IGAP (Superior gluteal artery perforator flap or inferior gluteal artery perforator flap)
TUG (Transverse upper gracilis flap)