Definition: transposition of a tonguelike pedicled skin flap from the chest wall into the depths of an incision that communicates with an empyema or peripheral lung abscess; used to prevent scar closure of the tract to ensure long-term mandatory dependent drainage.
See Also: Eloesser flap
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