osteoplastic flap

osteoplastic flap n a surgically excised portion of the skull folded back on a hinge of skin to expose the underlying tissues (as in a craniotomy)

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  • flap — 1. Tissue for transplantation, vascularized by a pedicle; f.. SEE ALSO: local f., distant f.. 2. An uncontrolled movement, as of the hands. See asterixis. [M.E. flappe] Abbe f. middle portion of the lower lip transferred into the upper lip and …   Medical dictionary

  • flap — n. 1) (in surgery) a strip of tissue dissected away from the underlying structures but left attached at one end so that it retains its blood and nerve supply in a pedicle. The flap is then used to repair a defect in another part of the body. The… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • osteoplastic necrotomy — removal of a sequestrum from a bone after first lifting a flap of the bone, which is replaced after the operation …   Medical dictionary

  • Bier amputation — osteoplastic amputation of the lower limb with a bone flap cut out of the tibia and fibula above the stump; called also Bier operation …   Medical dictionary

  • Amputation — Removal of part or all of a body part enclosed by skin. For example, removal of part of a finger or an entire finger would be termed an amputation. Removal of an appendix, on the other hand, would not be termed amputation. A person who has… …   Medical dictionary

  • craniotomy — 1. Opening into the skull. 2. Formerly used operation for perforation of the head of the fetus, removal of the contents, and compression of the empty skull, when delivery by natural means is impossible. [cranio + G. tome, incision] attached c. c …   Medical dictionary

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