prefabricated flap

prefabricated flap

a flap prepared before formal transfer by one or more preliminary operations in which additional specialized tissues are attached to the raw side of the flap to suit a particular reconstructive requirement (for example, cartilage or skin placed before flap transfer for a full-thickness nasal defect).
See also: lined flap.
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In reconstructive surgery it was successfully used for coverage in the cervical area [20], breast [21], donor areas [22], over flaps [23, 24], for prefabricated flaps [25], after tumor resection [26], after trauma [27] or in burn surgery [28-30].