McBurney's incision | definition of McBurney's incision by Medical dictionary
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Etymology: Charles McBurney, American surgeon, 1845-1913
a surgical wound that begins 2 to 5 cm above the anterior superior iliac spine and runs parallel to the external oblique muscle of the abdomen. This incision is used for an appendectomy.
McBurney's incision Gridiron incision Surgery A muscle splitting abdominal incision descibed in 1894 by McBurney, used for appendectomy; it parallels the external oblique , 2.5 to 5 cm from the right ilium's anterior superior spine, through the external oblique to the internal oblique and transversalis muscles. See Appendicitis.