Burow triangle

Bü·row tri·an·gle

(būr'ov),
a wedge of skin and subcutaneous fat excised, usually at the end of a closed wound and created by flap transfer or advancement, so that a smooth repair can be obtained.

Bu·row tri·an·gle

(būr'ov trī'ang-gĕl)
A triangle of skin and subcutaneous fat excised so that a flap can be advanced without buckling the adjacent tissue.
Synonym(s): Burow operation.

Burow,

Karl August von, German military surgeon and anatomist, 1809-1874.
Burow operation - an operation in which triangles of skin adjacent to a sliding flap are excised to facilitate movement of the flap.
Burow solution - a preparation of aluminium subacetate and glacial acetic acid, used for its antiseptic and astringent action on the skin.
Burow triangle - a triangle of skin and subcutaneous fat excised so that a pedicle flap can be advanced without buckling the adjacent tissue.
Burow vein - one of the renal veins.
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4) Indeed, the purse string suture is ideal for postsurgical wounds that are large and might otherwise necessitate either a skin graft with a resulting large donor site, a large local flap, or side-to-side closure with accompanying removal of extensive Burow triangles (Fig.