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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

is·land flap

a flap in which the pedicle consists solely of the supplying artery and vein(s); inclusion of a nerve defines a neurovascular island flap.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

is·land flap

(ī'lănd flap)
A flap in which the pedicle consists solely of the supplying artery and vein(s), sometimes including a nerve.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

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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?

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Further, island flaps were used in the reconstruction of five defects with a diameter of less than two cm in the sidewalls.
Sun, "The keystone design perforator island flap in reconstructive surgery," Zhoung Zheng Xing Wai Ke Za Zhi, vol.
A neurovascular island flap from the first web space of the foot to repair a defect over the heel: Case report.
Preservation of theurethral plate in hypospadias repair: Extended applications and further experience with the onlay island flap urethroplasty.
The reconstruction of head and neck defects with the submental island flap. Head Neck Oncol.
Berger, "The fasciocutaneous supraclavicular artery island flap for releasing postburn mentosternal contractures," Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, vol.
Neurovascular Island Flap. Neurovascular island flaps are based on named arteries and their associated bundle.
The inner prenuptial island flap was mobilized away from the prenuptial and penile skin to make a rectangle of shiny skin.