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pedicle flap

 

Definition: in periodontal surgery, a flap used to increase the width of attached gingiva, or to cover a root surface, by moving the attached gingiva, which remains joined at one side, to an adjacent position and suturing the free end. Term is considered obsolete in some disciplines (plastic surgery).

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