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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Traditional approaches to the reduction of an isolated anterior table fracture include the coronal incision, the bilateral eyebrow incision, an endoscopic brow lift with an incision either directly over the fracture or in the brow, and delayed repair with a camouflaging implant; another approach is through preexisting lacerations.
Although the coronal incision approach offers excellent access and visualization, potential postoperative sequelae include obvious scarring, paresthesia, temporal hollowing, and facial nerve injury.
After a coronal incision, the left anterior wall was removed.