V-Y flap


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V-Y flap

a technique in which a flap is incised in the shape of a V but advanced and inset so that the resulting suture line has the shape of a Y; used to gain additional length of tissue.
Synonym(s): V-Y plasty
References in periodicals archive ?
Zamora, "Aesthetic considerations in facial reconstructive surgery: the V-Y flap revisited," Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, vol.
In this paper, we review the most recent literature on eyebrow reconstruction and we present the authors' technique for eyebrow repair using the remaining eyebrow advancement by means of a "freestyle-like" V-Y flap. This technique allows the repair of extensive defects (up to 50% of the entire eyebrow) with excellent cosmetic outcomes.
For coverage of defects caused by PUs 20 musculocutaneous flaps, including V-Y flaps and transposition (36.3%) usually to cover defects over sacral region and 18 cutaneous local flaps (32.7%); 12 small defects are closed with direct closure (21.8%); in 12 cases cutaneous grafts (21.8%) were used, and in 10 cases fasciocutaneous flap of tensor fascia lata for reconstruction of trochanteric region (18.1%) (Figures 1, 2, 3,and 4)(Table 2).
Four patients had volar skin defects, V-Y flaps were applied in three patients and cross-finger flap in one patient, and a reverse facial flap was applied on the dorsal side.