Medical Dictionary

Estlander flap

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noun Est·lan·der flap \ˈāst-ˌlän-dər-, ˈest-ˌlan-\

Medical Definition of Estlander flap

  1. :  lip reconstruction that is similar to the Abbe flap but involves defects including the commissure of the lip and a flap of tissue rotating around the lateral edge of the mouth

Biographical Note for estlander flap

Estlander

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Jakob August

(1831–1881), Finnish surgeon. In 1879 Estlander published an article recommending that chronic empyema be treated by resecting one or more ribs in order to allow obliteration of the cavity.


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