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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

(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

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.

in·ci·sion

(in-sizh'ŭn)
A cut; a surgical wound; a division of the body parts.
[L. incisio]
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In cases of recurrence of PTA after needle aspiration, patients were subsequently treated by incision and drainage.
Twenty five patients of group A were treated with needle aspiration using a 10 cc syringe on day 0 (first procedure) and repeat aspirations if required on day 1 (second procedure) and day 2 (third procedure), any patient with persistence of abscess beyond day 2 was subjected to incision and drainage.
* drain all abscesses; incision and drainage alone suffices for immunocompetent patients
* Incision and drainage are the mainstay of management of MRSA-colonized vulvar abscess
To evaluate the role of antimicrobials in skin and soft tissue infections in patients who were treated with incision and drainage, Dr.
In a study by Wang et al., oxacillin, with or without incision and drainage, was effective in 16 (89%) of 18 children with CA-MRSA SSTIs, even in a case with high-level oxacillin resistance (MIC [greater than or equal to] 8 [micro]g/mL) (4).
If the abscess persisted even after three aspirations, it was considered as treatment failure and hence incision and drainage was advised.
We opted for incision and drainage instead of tonsillectomy because of the young age of the patient, no history of recurrent sore throat, and the high risk of bleeding on quinsy tonsillectomy.
Infected non-vital teeth in two patients were treated with single visit RCT along with incision and drainage of the abscess in the same appointment.
A delay in obtaining CT should not prevent a surgeon from proceeding to early incision and drainage. The incision should be made liberally, and multiple incisions can be made if necessary.