subcutaneous flap n.
A pedicle flap in which the pedicle is denuded of epithelium and buried in the subcutaneous tissue of the recipient area.
[suhb-kyoo-tey-nee-uh s] /ˌsʌb kyuˈteɪ ni əs/ adjective 1. situated or lying under the skin, as tissue. 2. performed or introduced under the skin, as an injection by a syringe. 3. living below the several layers of the skin, as certain parasites. subcutaneous /ˌsʌbkjuːˈteɪnɪəs/ adjective 1. (med) situated, used, or introduced beneath the skin: a subcutaneous […]
- Subcutaneous mastectomy
subcutaneous mastectomy n. Surgical removal of the breast tissues, with preservation of the skin, nipple, and areola, usually followed by the implantation of a prosthesis.
- Subcutaneous operation
subcutaneous operation n. An operation, as for the division of a tendon, performed without incising the skin beyond a minute opening.
- Subcutaneous ring
subcutaneous ring n. See superficial inguinal ring.