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prefabricated flap


Definition: a flap prepared before formal transfer by one or more preliminary operations in which additional specialized tissues are attached to the raw side of the flap to suit a particular reconstructive requirement (cartilage or skin placed before flap transfer for a full-thickness nasal defect).

See Also: lined flap

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