omental flap


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o·men·tal flap

a segment of omentum, with its supplying blood vessels, transplanted either with an intact pedicle or as free tissue to a distant area and revascularized by arterial and venous anastomoses.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

o·men·tal flap

(ō-men'tăl flap)
A segment of omentum, with its supplying blood vessels, transplanted either with an intact pedicle or as free tissue to a distant area and revascularized by arterial and venous anastomoses.
Synonym(s): omental graft.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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For patients operated via the abdominal route, 18% needed an omental flap; no tissue interposition was used for the remainder.
Buttress the suture closure preferably with vascularized omental flap, muscle, or pleural flaps if the omental flaps cannot be used [12].
The defect on the chest was reconstructed with prolene mesh, porcine acellular dermis, an omental flap, and pedicled vertical rectus abdominus myocutaneous flap [9].
Splenectomy was performed by conventional method by giving a left sub-costal incision along with resection of a large omental flap about 20 cm in size and was sent for histopathological examination.
The interposition of omental flap between the repair and the vaginal wall was done whenever it was found to be necessary (due to large or multiple fistulae or excessive fibrosis of surrounding tissue) or feasible.