rotation flap

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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.

ro·ta·tion flap

a pedicle flap that is rotated from the donor site to an adjacent recipient defect.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

ro·ta·tion flap

(rō-tā'shŭn flap)
A pedicle flap that is rotated from the donor site to an adjacent recipient area, usually as a direct flap.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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Comparison of gluteal perforator flaps and gluteal fasciocutaneous rotation flaps for reconstruction of sacral pressure sores.
Full-thickness reconstruction of the eyelid with rotation flap based on orbicularis oculi muscle and palatal mucosal graft: Long-term results in 12 cases.
During reconstruction for these 4 patients, the posterior lamella was formed using ipsilateral tarsal rotational flap and the anterior lamella of the upper eyelid and canthal region was created with a glabellar rotation flap.
We searched our database of patients with breast cancer and identified a series of 230 women with tumors in the upper inner, upper outer, and lower inner quadrants between 2003 and 2011 who had been treated with dermoglandular rotation flaps (69) or standard lumpectomy (161).
Rotation flaps are raised using a curved incision and mobilized under tension to cover a defect without a donor defect (Fig.
However, if the hair direction of the expanded area was too much angular to the adjacent defect, then a rotation flap or rotationadvancement flap was preferred.
For larger defects of the cheek cheek rotation flap was used.
Grisotti described an advancement rotation flap for filling a central defect after removal of the nipple-areola complex [24,25].
We used negative-pressure dressings to treat a poorly healing cervical rotation flap following radical neck dissection in an elderly man.
Garatia et al recommended the use of a cheek rotation flap for aesthetic postoperative scar revision.
The hernia sac is then pulled up to the abdomen and fashioned as a rotation flap to augment and close the peritoneum over the replaced contents.
He underwent wide local excision with an en bloc resection of the parotid gland (figure 1, B), a bilobed cervicofacial rotation flap procedure (double transposition flap with a shared base), and a partial auriculectomy.