Eloesser flap

El·oes·ser flap

(el-es'ĕr),
a surgically created open skin-lined tract for chronic drainage of an empyema, often following pneumonectomy.
See also: Eloesser procedure.

El·oes·ser flap

(el-es'ĕr flap)
A surgically created open skin-lined tract for chronic drainage of an empyema, often following pneumonectomy.

Eloesser,

Leo, U.S. thoracic surgeon, 1881-1976.
Eloesser flap
Eloesser procedure - transposition of a tonguelike skin flap pedicle from the chest wall into the depths of an incision that communicates with an empyema or peripheral lung abscess.