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nasolabial flap


Definition: flap, ordinarily of lenticular shape, based either inferiorly or (more commonly) superiorly, and transferred to reconstruct defects in the lips or nose. Its blood supply can be based on muscular perforators so that the skin base can be narrowed or the flap converted to an island.

See Also: island flap

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