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The transfer of a flap of the full thickness of the middle portion of the lower lip into the upper lip.
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Abbe,Robert, U.S. surgeon, 1851-1928.
Abbe flap - a full-thickness flap of the middle portion of the lower lip that is transferred into the upper lip, or vice versa.
Abbe intestinal anastomosis
Abbe operation - use of an Abbe flap in plastic surgery of the lips.
Abbe small-bowel operation
Abbe stage I cheiloplasty
Abbe stage II cheiloplasty
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