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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

/in·ci·sion/ (in-sizh´un)
1. a cut or a wound made by cutting with a sharp instrument.incis´ional
2. the act of cutting.

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

[insizh′ən]
Etymology: L, incidere, to cut into
a cut produced surgically by a sharp instrument that creates an opening into an organ or space in the body.

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]

incision

1. a cut or a wound made by a sharp instrument.
2. the act of cutting.

bold incision
one described as firm and free in action so as to cut through the skin in a minimum of motions, rather than multiple short, light strokes.
grid incision
a surgical approach through a flank incision in horses and cattle in which the several muscle layers are separated in the direction of their fibers, each of which is different, and the peritoneum is incised in a vertical direction. Called also a modified McBurney incision.
modified McBurney incision
see grid incision (above).
paramedian incision
one located near the midplane, most commonly parallel and close to the linea alba.
relaxing incision
one made to allow movement of skin for closure of a wound or parallel incision.
stab incision
made with the point of a scalpel.
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Prophylactic prosthetic reinforcement of midline abdominal incisions in high-risk patients.
USA], Oct 22 (ANI): The pain inflicted by women after cesarean delivery may depend on the length of the incision, a new study suggests.
The observer was blinded to the type of incision used and gave his observation based on the predefined criteria.
7,8) We postulate another distinct advantage for single penile incision approach is that when a difficult case is encountered, there is always an option to convert to multiple incisions without compromising surgical outcome.
4 mm incisions, there are three approaches to IOL implantation: one of the two existing corneal incisions can be enlarged, a third incision can be created, or the IOL can be implanted without enlarging the microincisions.
Many authors have attempted to define minimally invasive thyroid surgery by stipulating a specific incision size.
This technology tries to minimize the interference of surgery on the injury and physiological function of surrounding tissues to achieve smaller incisions, less tissue damage, lighter systemic reactions, faster recovery cycles, and better psychological effects.
Patients and Methods: After making a single transverse incision at superior scrotal border the testis was identified; gubernaculum and the sac were dissected to the highest level and divided.
Objective: To compare the clinical efficacy and surgical effects of the anterior low small incision and the traditional incision in the treatments of thyroid adenomas.
However, there was significant confounder bias, because after adjusting for significant baseline and clinical characteristics such as race, smoking status, and body mass index, vertical incisions were not associated with higher rates of composite maternal morbidity," said Dr.
Lateral mastectomy incisions have been described in the past, with good results.