distant flap

dis·tant flap

a flap in which the donor site is distant from the recipient area. Unless donor and recipient sites can be positioned approximately (for example, cross leg flap), transfer previously required multiple intermediate stages. Now distant flaps can be transferred in one stage by microvascular anastomosis of artery and vein.

dis·tant flap

(dis'tănt flap)
A flap in which the donor site is distant from the recipient area.
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In trauma involving the upper limb with extensive tissue loss, abdominal flap reconstruction proves to be a simple, easy and versatile distant flap that has taken a great place in the era of reconstructive surgery.
In these cases, pedicled distant flap reconstruction might very well offer a satisfactory option for upper extremity limb salvage.
The procedure is simple, less time consuming involving minimum donor site mobility as compared to distant flap reconstruction procedures.
Similarly use of distant flaps is undesirable due to the invasive nature of procedure.
The lesion underwent surgical procedures after excision including skin grafting, vacuum-assisted closure therapy and skin grafting, local and distant flap coverage depending on the situation.
Cross leg and distant flap gave good result when other options are not available or exhausted.
Distant flaps (tubes) are often used to repair wounds formed after tumor resection, causing extensive defects in the extremities or sites where skin has poor elasticity.
These include local flaps, regional flaps, perforator flaps, distant flaps and free flaps.
One of the most important distant flaps utilized is the groin flap.
The choices are local flaps or distant flaps or free flap using microvascular techniques.
INTRODUCTION: Reconstruction of moderate post excisional defects of angle of the mouth and adjacent lips with flaps taken from the nasolabial, lower cheek and the submandibular regions give better cosmetic and functional results than reconstructions with distant flaps as the sphincter function can also be restored using zygomaticus and platysma muscles.
As we all know that treatment of choice for soft tissue sarcoma is radical surgical resection but it may cause large defect Local or distant flaps, or free-tissue transfer are the options for reconstructive procedure following ablative surgery of such cases.