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Surgical Flaps MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Surgical Flaps
Tree Number(s)
A10.850.710
E07.862.710
Unique ID
D013524
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D013524
Annotation
includes skin & muscle tissue but do not specify site or tissue unless particularly discussed; do not coordinate with TRANSPLANTATION, AUTOLOGOUS
Scope Note
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.
Entry Version
SURG FLAPS
Entry Term(s)
Flap, Surgical
Flaps, Surgical
Island Flap
Island Flaps
Pedicled Flap
Surgical Flap
Previous Indexing
Skin (1966-1979)
Surgery, Plastic (1966-1979)
Transplantation, Autologous (1966-1979)
Public MeSH Note
80
History Note
80
Date Established
1980/01/01
Date of Entry
1978/12/14
Revision Date
2020/05/27
Surgical Flaps Preferred
Island Flaps Narrower
Pedicled Flap Narrower
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