Abbe-Estlander operation


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Abbe-Estlander operation

[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.

Ab·be-Est·land·er op·e·ra·tion

(ab'ē-āst'lahn-der op'ĕr-ā'shŭn)
Involving graft of flap of tissue from one lip of the oral cavity to the other lip to correct a defect.

Abbe-Est·land·er op·e·ra·tion

(ab'ē-āst'lahn-der op'ĕr-ā'shŭn)
Operation involving graft of flap of tissue from one lip of the oral cavity to the other lip to correct a defect.