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Medical Term:

paramedian forehead flap

 

Definition: an inferiorly based flap vascularized by the supratrochlear artery and vein and transposed 180 degrees to resurface the nose. Its earliest incarnation was a midline flap based on both supratrochlear arteries and veins and termed the “Indian” flap because of its origins there as early as 1400 CE.

Synonym(s): Indian flap

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