Buccal Fat Pad

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An encapsulated wad of fat located between the masseter and lateral surface of the buccinator, above the jawline at the corner of the mouth
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1. A cushion of soft material, usually cotton or rayon, used to apply pressure, relieve pressure, or support an organ or part.
2. A fleshlike or fatty mass.

abdominal pad

A dressing for absorbing discharges from surgical wounds of the abdomen.

Bichat's fat pad

Sucking pad.

buccal fat pad

Sucking pad.

dinner pad

A pad placed on the abdomen before application of a plaster cast.

dorsocervical fat pad

Buffalo hump.
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FAT PAD: prolapse of orbital fat pad at the lateral canthus of the eye

fat pad

1. Sucking pad.
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FAT PAD: prolapse of orbital fat pad at the lateral canthus of the eye
2. A layer of adipose tissue (usually capsulated) that protects structures from direct impact. Fat pads are found in various locations in the body: beneath the patellar tendon; under the calcaneus; or behind the elbow. See: illustration

kidney pad

An air or water pad fixed on an abdominal belt belt for external protection of the kidney.

knuckle pads

A congenital condition in which small nodules appear on the dorsal side of fingers.

laparotomy pad

A gauze pad with radioopaque marker employed to absorb fluids and/ or to pack off mobile viscera intraoperatively; commonly referred to as lap pad.

Malgaigne pad

See: Malgaigne pad

Mikulicz pad

See: Mikulicz-Radecki, Johann von

perineal pad

A pad covering the perineum; used to cover a wound or to absorb the menstrual flow.

sucking pad

A mass of fat in the cheeks, esp. well developed in an infant, aiding sucking.
Synonym: Bichat's fat pad; buccal fat pad

surgical pad

1. An absorbent gauze pad such as a laparotomy pad
2. A soft rubber pad with an apron and inflatable rim for drainage of escaping fluids; used in surgery and obstetrics.
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Marie F.X., French anatomist, physician, and biologist, 1771-1802.
Bichat canal - Synonym(s): cistern of great cerebral vein.
Bichat fat pad - an encapsuled mass of fat in the cheek on the outer side of the buccinator muscle. Synonym(s): buccal fat pad
Bichat fissure - the nearly circular fissure corresponding to the medial margin of the cerebral (pallial) mantle, marking the hilus of the cerebral hemisphere.
Bichat foramen - Synonym(s): cistern of great cerebral vein
Bichat fossa - sphenomaxillary fossa, a small pyramidal space, housing the pterygopalatine ganglion, between the pterygoid process, the maxilla, and the palatine bone. Synonym(s): pterygopalatine fossa
Bichat ligament - the lower fasciculus of the posterior sacroiliac ligament.
Bichat membrane - the inner elastic membrane of arteries.
Bichat protuberance - Synonym(s): buccal fat pad
Bichat tunic - the tunica intima of the blood vessels.
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References in periodicals archive ?
Arrigoni et al., "Porcine adipose-derived stem cells from buccal fat pad and subcutaneous adipose tissue for future preclinical studies in oral surgery," Stem Cell Research & Therapy, vol.
HEALING OF BUCCAL FAT PAD: During 1st Week--loose apposition of the flap with the edges of the oral mucosa.
Application of the buccal fat pad to the surgical treatment of oral submucous fibrosis.
Use of buccal fat pad to repair intraoral defects: review of 30 cases.
The pedicled buccal fat pad is a reliable flap for the repair of small oral defects and, as in our case, oro-antral fistulae.
Liu, "Anatomical structure of the buccal fat pad and its clinical adaptations," Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, vol.
Bichat first described the buccal fat pad as an anatomical element in 1802 and Scammon was the first to describe its anatomy.
We describe here our experience of using buccal fat pad (BFP) flap in conjunction with a buccal advancement flap for management of established cases of oroantral fistulae in 23 consecutive cases by a single surgeon.
Utilization of the buccal fat pad for closure of oroantral fistula and/or oro-nasal communications.