Skip to Content

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

Disclaimer: This site is designed to offer information for general educational purposes only. The health information furnished on this site and the interactive responses are not intended to be professional advice and are not intended to replace personal consultation with a qualified physician, pharmacist, or other healthcare professional. You must always seek the advice of a professional for questions related to a disease, disease symptoms, and appropriate therapeutic treatments.
© Copyright 2018 Wolters Kluwer. All Rights Reserved. Review Date: Sep 19, 2016.