Estlander flap

Estlander flap
a triangular flap from the side of the lower lip used to fill a defect on the same side of the upper lip.

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  • flap — 1. Tissue for transplantation, vascularized by a pedicle; f.. SEE ALSO: local f., distant f.. 2. An uncontrolled movement, as of the hands. See asterixis. [M.E. flappe] Abbe f. middle portion of the lower lip transferred into the upper lip and …   Medical dictionary

  • Estlander — Jakob A., Finnish surgeon, 1831–1881. See E. flap …   Medical dictionary

  • Estlander operation — 1. resection of one or more ribs in empyema so as to allow the chest wall to collapse and close the abnormal cavity; of historical interest. 2. rotation of a triangular flap from the side of the lower lip to fill a defect in the lateral upper lip …   Medical dictionary

  • Abbe-Estlander operation — Ab·be Est·lan·der operation āst .län dər , est .lan n the grafting of a flap of tissue from one lip of the oral cavity to the other lip to correct a defect using a pedicle with an arterial supply Abbe Robert (1851 1928) American surgeon. Abbe is… …   Medical dictionary

  • Lip reconstruction — may be required after trauma or surgical excision. The lips are considered the beginning of the oral cavity and they are the most common site of oral cavity cancer. Any reconstruction of the lips must include both functional and cosmetic… …   Wikipedia

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