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flap

 [flap]
1. a mass of tissue for grafting, usually including skin, only partially removed from one part of the body so that it retains its own blood supply during transfer to another site.
2. an uncontrolled movement.
advancement flap sliding flap.
axial pattern flap a myocutaneous flap containing an artery in its long axis.
free flap an island flap detached from the body and reattached at the distant recipient site by microvascular anastomosis.
island flap a flap consisting of skin and subcutaneous tissue, with a pedicle made up of only the nutrient vessels.
jump flap one cut from the abdomen and attached to a flap of the same size on the forearm. The forearm flap is transferred later to some other part of the body to fill a defect there.
myocutaneous flap a compound flap of skin and muscle with adequate vascularity to permit sufficient tissue to be transferred to the recipient site. See also axial pattern flap and random pattern flap.
pedicle flap a flap consisting of the full thickness of the skin and the subcutaneous tissue, attached by tissue through which it receives its blood supply. Called also pedicle graft.
random pattern flap a myocutaneous flap with a random pattern of arteries, as opposed to an axial pattern flap.
rope flap tube flap.
rotation flap a local pedicle flap whose width is increased by having the edge distal to the defect form a curved line; the flap is then rotated and a counterincision is made at the base of the curved line, which increases the mobility of the flap.
skin flap a full-thickness mass or flap of tissue containing epidermis, dermis, and subcutaneous tissue.
sliding flap a flap carried to its new position by a sliding technique; called also advancement flap.
tube flap (tubed pedicle flap) a bipedicle flap made by elevating a long strip of tissue from its bed except at the two extremities, the cut edges then being sutured together to form a tube.

FLAP

(flap),

flap

(flap),
1. Tissue for transplantation, vascularized by a pedicle flap.
See also: local flap, distant flap, free flap.
2. An uncontrolled movement, as of the hands.
[M.E. flappe]

flap

(flăp)
n.
A piece of tissue that has been partially detached and used in surgical grafting to fill an adjacent defect or cover the cut end of a bone after amputation.

flap

Plastic surgery A pedicle of tissue used to cover a defect, usually of the skin. See Frechet flap, TRAM flap.

flap

(flap)
1. Mass of partially detached tissue.
See also: pedicle flap, local flap, distant flap
2. An uncontrolled movement, as of the hands.
See: asterixis
[M.E. flappe]

flap

A partially detached segment of skin and underlying tissue, having an adequate blood supply, so that it can be extended or rotated to fill an adjacent tissue deficit. Flaps are still extensively used in plastic surgery.

Flap

A section of tissue moved from one area of the body to another.
Mentioned in: Breast Reconstruction

flap

(flap)
1. Tissue for transplantation, vascularized by a pedicle flap.
2. An uncontrolled movement, as of the hands.
[M.E. flappe]

Patient discussion about flap

Q. My son displays behavior such as hooting, screeching, flapping arms, "chicken" dancing, rocking... Hi members, please help me to choose the right way. My son displays behavior such as hooting, screeching, flapping arms, "chicken" dancing, rocking, bouncing, jumping, limited repetitive play skills, low self esteem, difficulty commencing and occasionally sustaining adult directed tasks, difficulty maintaining relationships with adults and peers, he becomes easily frustrated and will become physically and verbally aggressive, can overreact to being touched, easily distracted by noise, short attention span, likes routine and finds it difficult to change task, difficulty listening, and difficulty following verbal instructions. He is like this at home and school. I have been told by the local NHS group that he is not autistic because of his parent’s separation and divorce in his early life and he does not present these behaviors as a "pervasive feature". Instead they suggest he needs a hearing check and he has "neuro developmental immaturities". What is your opinion? Should I get a second opinion?

A. if you ask me - they could be right. anyway i would be careful from over-the-net-diagnosis. their specialist saw the child and examined his behavior, he probably know what he is doing. and even if you are not sure- get a second opinion. can't hurt can it?

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Lip and oral commissure reconstruction with the radial forearm flap. Natl J Maxillofac Surg 2012;3:21-4.
performed pedicled ALT flap for perineal reconstruction.
The mean age of the patients was 27.5[+ or -]7.8 years in the Limberg flap group and 26.5[+ or -]7.2 years in the oval flap group.
A total of 23 burn contractures were released via a diamond flap in 23 patients.
The distally-based fibularis brevis muscle flap proved to be a reliable flap, and have been used extensively to cover defects in the lower leg and foot with successful clinical outcome (Barr et al., 2002; Saydam et al, 2002).
A review of all published cases of late flap failures in head and neck reconstruction with free flap was conducted using the PubMed MeSH terms "head and neck neoplasms"[MeSH] AND "surgical flaps"[MeSH] AND "postoperative complications"[MeSH]).
The main complication seen was wound dehiscence (20%) in Antero lateral thigh free flap (ALTF) (25% cases) and Lat.
The incidence of lingual nerve injury in study group, where both lingual and buccal flap were raised) is 12.5% whereas in control group (only buccal flap raised) the incidence of lingual nerve injury is 6.25%.
The '50s-the age of rock and roll, Elvis and the 'greaser' gangs, and the explosion of colors in the omnipresent jukebox-has the bag flap in pink, turquoise and onyx with embossed colored
Unfortunately, this has not been a priority amongst neurosurgeons, possibly because functional outcome has historically taken precedence over esthetic outcome.2 Besides the physical appearance, non-rigid fixation of a bone flap following craniotomy has also been known to affect overall surgical outcome.3 Titanium mini-plates have been employed for cranial bone flap fixation with excellent results over the years.4 Here we present our local experience over a period of three years involving closure of craniotomies with titanium mini plates and give a brief discussion of alternatives available for rigid fixation.
On takeoff, gear warning light illuminated with full power, flaps up.