Abbe flap

noun
Ab·​be flap | \ ˈäb-ə-, ˈab-ē- How to pronounce Abbe flap (audio) \

Medical Definition of Abbe flap

: lip reconstruction that involves surgically grafting a flap of tissue from one lip of the mouth to the other lip using a pedicle with an arterial supply and a flap that is one-half the width of the defect

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“Abbe flap.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Abbe%20flap. Accessed 25 Sep. 2021.

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