McBurney's incision


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McBurney's incision

[mək′bər·nēz in‚sizh·ən]
(medicine)
A short diagonal incision in the lower right quadrant in which the muscle fibers are separated rather than cut; used for appendectomy.
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A McBurney's incision was performed showing normal appendix but the presence of an ileocecal fistula of 2 cm.
The patient underwent laparotomy through McBurney's incision. During the operation, it was found thatthe appendiceal stump was 3.5 cm long and that it was inflamed due to fecalith (Figure 2).
McBurney's incision was used when diagnosis was certain and right paramedian was used when diagnosis was in doubt.