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Dictionary of Cancer Terms

View in Spanish: Reconstrucción con colgajo de tejido

Tissue flap reconstruction (TIH-shoo REE-kun-STRUK-shun)
A type of breast reconstruction in which a flap of tissue is surgically moved from another area of the body to the chest, and formed into a new breast mound.



 
 
Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.