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graft,

in surgery: see transplantation, medicaltransplantation, medical,
surgical procedure by which a tissue or organ is removed and replaced by a corresponding part, usually from another part of the body or from another individual.
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graft

[graft]
(biology)
To unite to form a graft.
A piece of tissue transplanted from one individual to another or to a different place on the same individual.
An individual resulting from the grafting of parts.
(botany)
To unite a scion to an understock in such manner that the two grow together and continue development as a single plant without change in scion or stock.

graft

To join a scion, shoot, or bud to the stock of another similar plant.

graft

1. Horticulture
a. a piece of plant tissue (the scion), normally a stem, that is made to unite with an established plant (the stock), which supports and nourishes it
b. the plant resulting from the union of scion and stock
c. the point of union between the scion and the stock
2. Surgery a piece of tissue or an organ transplanted from a donor or from the patient's own body to an area of the body in need of the tissue
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Although free grafts are used by some, most urologists seem to prefer flaps because of their more predictable survival (Jordan GH).
Nischal, "Dorsal free graft urethroplasty for urethral stricture by ventral sagittal urethrotomy approach," Urology, vol.
Although the use of these arteries increases surgical time and technical difficulty of the surgery, these arteries can be used as a free graft to perform total arterial revascularization.
Current controversies in anterior urethral stricture repair: free graft versus pedicled skin flap reconstruction.
However free graft of tunica vaginalis may be devitalised and lead to infection and loss of testis.
The pedicled BFP graft is well vascularized, and is more resistant to infection than other kinds of free graft. Therefore, normal eating can begin after the surgical treatment.
Numerous repair methods have been suggested and tried; among them are direct closure, free grafts, and various flaps.
Venous grafts can only be used as free graft in CABG whereas IMA can be used as free graft, pedicle or skeletonised.