incision

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incision

1. a cut made with a knife during a surgical operation
2. any indentation in an incised leaf
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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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In the remaining 8 cases, an additional right iliac fossa McBurney incision with muscle splitting in 5 patients and muscle cutting in 3 cases had to be done in view of dense adhesions to lateral abdominal wall, retrocaecal position of appendix, and fecolith dislodgement and auto appendectomy noticed intraoperatively in 2 cases.
In the operating room, under strict sterile conditions, prepping and draping was done and the surgeon made a 5-cm McBurney incision. We found that the appendix was severely inflamed with areas of blackish discoloration indicating necrosis and points of perforation.
Isolated PCN was identified, and the appendix was found to be normal during the surgery, for which the patient was taken for emergency surgery with a prediagnosis of appendicitis by a McBurney incision (Figure 1).