McBurney’s incision

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McBurney’s incision

A muscle-splitting abdominal incision, described in 1894 by McBurney, used for appendectomy; it parallels the external oblique, 2.5–5 cm from the right anterosuperior iliac spine, through the external oblique to the internal oblique and transversalis muscles.
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Abdominal cavity was opened via right gridiron incision (fig-1a).
On exploration through the gridiron incision the appendix wall was found to be thickened, enlarged, inflamed with adhesions in the periappendicular tissues and a tubercle was found only over appendix.