paramedian forehead flap
an inferiorly based flap vascularized by the supratrochlear artery and vein and transposed 180 degrees to resurface the nose. Its earliest incarnation was a midline flap based on both supratrochlear arteries and veins and termed the "Indian" flap because of its origins there as early as 1400 CE.
Synonym(s): Indian flap
Indian flapA donor skin flap from the forehead used to cover the nose.
The procedure was first described in 900 BC by Sushruta, an ancient Indian surgeon and author of the book Suśruta Samhitā.