Abbe-Estlander flap

Abbe-Estlander flap

[ab′ē·est′landər]
Etymology: Robert Abbe, American surgeon, 1851-1928; Jakob A. Estlander, Finnish surgeon, 1831-1881
a surgical procedure that transfers a full-thickness section of one oral lip to the other lip, using an arterial pedicle for ensuring survival of a graft.
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Defects that span between half and two-thirds the surface area of either lip are commonly closed via the classic two-stage Abbe-Estlander flap technique or a modification thereof, depending on involvement of the oral commissure.