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scalping flap

 

Definition: flap designed for resurfacing the external nose, in which the donor incision is carried from the nose around the forehead and into the scalp, creating a rotation flap vascularized by scalp vessels that supply the forehead skin used to close the nasal wound. Ordinarily a staged procedure; after the nose has healed, the pedicle is divided and the donor scalp returned to its origin. The donor forehead skin is usually replaced by skin graft.

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