Eloesser procedure

El·oes·ser pro·ce·dure

(el-es'ĕr),
transposition of a tonguelike pedicled skin flap from the chest wall into the depths of an incision that communicates with an empyema or peripheral lung abscess; used to prevent scar closure of the tract to ensure long-term mandatory dependent drainage.
See also: Eloesser flap.

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.