scalping flap

scalping flap

flap designed for resurfacing the external nose, in which the donor incision is carried from the nose around the forehead and into the scalp, creating a rotation flap vascularized by scalp vessels that supply the forehead skin used to close the nasal wound. Ordinarily a staged procedure; after the nose has healed, the pedicle is divided and the donor scalp returned to its origin. The donor forehead skin is usually replaced by skin graft.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012