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incision

 [in-sizh´un]
1. a cut or a wound made by a sharp instrument.
Various abdominal incisions. From Dorland's, 2000.
2. the act of cutting.

in·ci·sion

(in-sizh'ŭn),
A cut; a surgical wound; a division of the body parts, usually made with a knife.
[L. incisio]

incision

/in·ci·sion/ (in-sizh´un)
1. a cut or a wound made by cutting with a sharp instrument.incis´ional
2. the act of cutting.

incision

(ĭn-sĭzh′ən)
n.
Medicine
a. A cut into a body tissue or organ, especially one made during surgery.
b. The scar resulting from such a cut.

incision

[insizh′ən]
Etymology: L, incidere, to cut into
a cut produced surgically by a sharp instrument that creates an opening into an organ or space in the body.

incision

Surgery A cut in the body during surgery. See Fishmouth incision, Kerr incision, Kronig-Selheim incision, Lazy-S incision, Mercedes-Benz incision, Pfannenstiel incision.

in·ci·sion

(in-sizh'ŭn)
A cut; a surgical wound; a division of the soft parts made with a knife.
[L. incisio]

incision

A surgical cut made to achieve access or to allow discharge of unwanted material such as pus. The placement of surgical incisions is often a matter for judgement involving considerations of subsequent wound strength as well as good access.

incision

atraumatic, intentional surgical division of skin and subcuticular tissues, oriented along Langer's lines

in·ci·sion

(in-sizh'ŭn)
A cut; a surgical wound; a division of the body parts.
[L. incisio]

incision (insizh´ən),

n the act of cutting or biting.
incision and drainage,
n See I and D.
incision of food,
n the phase of the masticatory cycle, using the incisor teeth, that cuts or separates the bolus of food.
incision, preauricular,
n the incision of the soft tissue anterior to the external ear that permits access to the temporomandibular joint.
incision, relieving,
n a cut into the soft tissues adjacent to a wound to permit a tension-free closure.
incision, Risdon's,
n the incision of the soft tissues in the area of the mandibular angle that permits access to the lateral surface of the mandibular ramus, subcondylar neck, and condylar area.

incision

1. a cut or a wound made by a sharp instrument.
2. the act of cutting.

bold incision
one described as firm and free in action so as to cut through the skin in a minimum of motions, rather than multiple short, light strokes.
grid incision
a surgical approach through a flank incision in horses and cattle in which the several muscle layers are separated in the direction of their fibers, each of which is different, and the peritoneum is incised in a vertical direction. Called also a modified McBurney incision.
modified McBurney incision
see grid incision (above).
paramedian incision
one located near the midplane, most commonly parallel and close to the linea alba.
relaxing incision
one made to allow movement of skin for closure of a wound or parallel incision.
stab incision
made with the point of a scalpel.
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In cases of recurrence of PTA after needle aspiration, patients were subsequently treated by incision and drainage.
The objective of this study was to determine whether needle aspiration of peritonsillar abscess is as effective as incision and drainage in removal of pus.
The Infectious Diseases Society of America recommends incision and drainage for abscesses and treatment with CA-MRSA-specific antibiotics for purulent skin infections.
As long as these precautions are in place, we recommend the use of a superficial cervical plexus block, combined with an auriculotemporal nerve block if necessary, for selected patients with dental abcesses requiring urgent incision and drainage, who have difficult airways related to swelling and limited mouth-opening.
The cure rates for the placebo suggest that incision and drainage is sufficient for treatment of skin and soft tissue infections with abscess," Dr.
infected wounds with cellulitis), rather than abscesses that can be expected to improve with incision and drainage alone.
There was antibioma formation in 2 patients and one patient required incision and drainage of breast abscess in whom the symptoms failed to subside after four aspiration.
Treatment of acute apical abscess by incision and drainage and single visit endodontics in the same visit proves to be much better alternative than traditional treatment protocols of treating acute apical abcess i.
If incision and drainage fail to promote healing within 7 days, oral antibiotics of choice are trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole and tetracycline
A study in Texas showed that incision and drainage of abscesses due to community-associated MRSA was more effective management than administering antimicrobial agents alone, particularly since many patients were given ineffective antimicrobial agents (i.
Louis selected trimethoprim / sulfamethoxazole for a randomized, controlled, double-blind trial comparing antibiotic treatment of skin and soft tissue infections with treatment with incision and drainage in 161 immunocompetent children who presented to the emergency department at Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center.