access flap

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ac·cess flap

(akses flap)
An incision through soft tissue made in an effort to approximate bony structures during surgical procedures.
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Gapski and colleagues from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, followed 24 patients randomly assigned to Periostat or placebo following periodontal access flap surgery (AFS).
Architect Bob Tolley, who put specially designed bat access flaps into the slate roof, said: 'The challenge for us was accommodating the bats, rather than building the roof.