pedicle flap

pedicle flap
pedicle flap n a flap which is left attached to the original site by a narrow base of tissue to provide a blood supply during grafting called also pedicle graft

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a flap consisting of the full thickness of the skin and subcutaneous tissue, attached by tissue through which it receives its blood supply. See also local f. and distant f.

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  • tube flap — tubed pedicle flap a type of bipedicle flap made by elevating a long strip of tissue from its bed except at the two ends, the cut edges then being sutured together to form a tube; it has largely been replaced by the free flap. Called also rope f …   Medical dictionary

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  • distant flap — a pedicle flap brought from a distant area and transplanted by bringing the donor area and the recipient site into close approximation; called also Italian f …   Medical dictionary

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