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Surgical Flaps

"Surgical Flaps" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

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Tongues of skin and subcutaneous tissue, sometimes including muscle, cut away from the underlying parts but often still attached at one end. They retain their own microvasculature which is also transferred to the new site. They are often used in plastic surgery for filling a defect in a neighboring region.


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This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Surgical Flaps" by people in this website by year, and whether "Surgical Flaps" was a major or minor topic of these publications.
Bar chart showing 605 publications over 31 distinct years, with a maximum of 50 publications in 2009
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