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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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Routine blood tests, exclusion of dysplasia by cold-blade incisional biopsy, and the excision of the lesion by CO2 laser under local anesthesia were performed.
Farach and her associates examined the overall infection rate, they observed no significant differences preimplementation and postimplementation in the rates of incisional SSI (0.97% vs.