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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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Tracheal Incision: In this study, 160 (58.6%) of the tracheal incisions made were vertical and 113 (41.4%) of them were horizontal.
Measuring corneal astigmatism thus has both diagnostic and therapeutic implications wherein an incision can be placed during cataract surgery in such a way so as to reduce already existing astigmatism.
Transumbilical incisions were performed in 35 (33.3%) patients, infraumbilical incision in 36 (34.3%), and supraumbilical incision in 34 (32.4%).
If your cat will allow it, holding an ice pack over her incision for 10 to 15 minutes will help to decrease pain and inflammation for the first 24 to 48 hours after surgery.
Single- versus double-layer uterine incision closure and uterine rupture.
One hundred ninety-six incisions treated with Prevena were compared with a historical control group of four hundred patients that had incisions treated with traditional gauze dressing.
A complete randomized experimental design was used, arranged in a 11x2 factorial scheme, being that the first factor was the chestnuts' selection and cultivars and the second factor was the performance of incision or its absence on the chestnuts, with four replications and 90 chestnuts per plot.
The midline incision is the preferred incision due to adequate exposure of intra-abdominal contents, quick access, and relative ease to perform.1-3 Laparotomies are associated with a number of complications like wound dehiscence, wound infection and incisional hernias.1,4,5 Midline laparotomy incision is generally chosen by surgeons because of its ease, speed and excellent view.6
Based on the findings, the authors recommend an optimal range for cesarean incision length to be between 12 and 17 centimeters (about 4.5 - 6.5 inches), and advise that neither shorter nor longer incisions be performed when possible.
In this study, we analyzed post-operative corneal astigmatism after phacoemulsification with foldable intraocular lens implantation through a clear corneal incision (CCI) and evaluated the effect of small superior, superotemporal, and superonasal CCIs on post-operative corneal astigmatism.
The observer was blinded to the type of incision used and gave his observation based on the predefined criteria.
Patients were classified into Group A, conventional (inguinal or scrotal and penile incision) approach; or Group B, single penile incision approach.