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Medical Term:

forked flap


Definition: superiorly based flap ordinarily designed in the middle of the upper lip with two pennant-shaped “forks” and advanced superiorly to reconstruct the columella. Most commonly used to correct deficiencies of the bilateral cleft lip nasal deformity.

See Also: cleft lip

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