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A colloquial term referring to the unlawful acquisition of public money through questionable and improper transactions with public officials.

Graft is the personal gain or advantage earned by an individual at the expense of others as a result of the exploitation of the singular status of, or an influential relationship with, another who has a position of public trust or confidence. The advantage or gain is accrued without any exchange of legitimate compensatory services.

Behavior that leads to graft includes Bribery and dishonest dealings in the performance of public or official acts. Graft usually implies the existence of theft, corruption, Fraud, and the lack of integrity that is expected in any transaction involving a public official.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

GRAFT. A figurative term in chancery practice, to designate the right of a mortgagee in premises, to which the mortgagor at the time of making the mortgage had an imperfect title, but who afterwards obtained a good title. In this case the new mortgage is considered a graft into the old stock, and, as arising in consideration of the former title. 1 Ball & Beat. 46; Id. 40; Id. 57; 1 Pow. on Mortg. 190. See 9 Mass. 34. The same principle has obtained by legislative enactment in Louisiana. If a person contracting an obligation towards another, says the Civil Code, art. 2371, grants a mortgage on property of which he is not then the owner, this mortgage shall be valid, if the debtor should ever acquire the ownership of, the property, by whatever right.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Unfortunately, fascia grafts are found to succumb to infections and significant pressure gradient during the post-operative period.
For example, in a study conducted by Gamra et al, graft success rate was 97.7% with cartilage graft and 96.9% with fascia graft. [1] In the study conducted by Ulko, graft success rate was 91.3% with cartilage graft and 88.2% with fascia graft.
The success rate with fascia grafts, however, was equal in the present and previous [23] study (85.7% and 88.7%, respectively; p=0.256).
We endeavored to analyze comparative statistics in a prospective, randomized, controlled trial (RCT) since there are only a few prospective RCTs available in the literature that have compared temporalis fascia grafts with autologous microsliced cartilage shield grafts.
Revision tip rhinoplasty was required for another patient who received a radix fascia graft.
(7) However, during the last decade, there has been a renewal of interest in the use of cartilage as an alternative to more traditionally used temporalis fascia graft.
A thick temporalis fascia graft was harvested for dural defect repair, and the temporalis muscle was reflected anteroinferiorly (figure 3, B).
All the children were operated by post aural approach by a senior surgeons under general anesthesia, the temporalis fascia graft harvested and positioned medial to the tympanic membrane remnant using the underlay technique, hospital stay is of 3 days under antibiotic coverage than discharged on 5th day all the patients were followed up to 1 year.
We have developed a new technique for reconstructive cranioplasty that involves the use of hydroxyapatite cement and a pericranial/deep temporal fascia graft. This technique obviates the need for an abdominal fat graft and therefore circumvents the morbidity associated with it; it may also signficantly reduce the incidence of CSF leaks and postoperative headaches.
An overlay technique was used to place a temporalis fascia graft over the malleus handle and posterior annulus, and the boy's hearing returned to normal.
If the stapes head was present, the temporalis fascia graft was placed on the stapes head.