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incision

1. a cut made with a knife during a surgical operation
2. any indentation in an incised leaf

incision

[in′sizh·ən]
(medicine)
A cut or wound of the body tissue, as an abdominal incision or a vertical or oblique incision.
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He was evidently engaged in "belting" the tree, and his first incision had been on the side nearest to the water.
During this discourse an incision had been made through the skin of the young hunter’s shoulder, and the lead was laid bare.
We made an incision over the outside of the exterior os sesamoideum pollicis pedis, and thus got at the root of the abductor muscle.
It was by his advice, accordingly, that we made, upon the spot, a profound incision into the tip of the subject's nose, while the Doctor himself, laying violent hands upon it, pulled it into vehement contact with the wire.
Therefore, some incisions might have been larger than necessary, which would have resulted in an easy removal, and others smaller than appropriate, which would have resulted in a struggle to remove tissue.
NEW ORLEANS -- Vertical incisions in morbidly obese women undergoing a primary cesarean delivery are associated with fewer wound complications, compared with transverse incisions.
4) Traditional transverse mastectomy incisions often necessitate separate incisions and are known to provide insufficient axillary access.
Single-incision, or single-site, laparoscopic surgery has emerged as an alternative technique to improve cosmesis and minimize complications associated with multiple incisions.
8220;The flexible instruments allow a surgeon to achieve angles and visualize critical anatomy without requiring as many incisions as traditional laparoscopy,” he said.
A complement to the company's vastly popular line of SurgiLance safety lancets, babyLance(TM) is a safe, easy and effective solution for newborn heel incisions.
NYSE: KCI) announced today it has received 510(k) clearance from the Food and Drug Administration for the Prevenaao Incision Management System, a negative pressure wound therapy product designed for management of surgically closed incisions.
Many deep valley-like incisions of different orientation and morphology exist on the territory of Estonia and neighbouring countries.