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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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