incision


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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 makes incisions round them, or in technical phrase, belts them with his teeth, and when they fall, they naturally take the direction in which their trunks or branches preponderate.
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.
The Kadriorg incision (eastern branch, continuation of the Tallinn incision) starts from the diverging centre at Lake Ulemiste, extends first for 4 km in the NW direction and then to the north up to the Old Port of Tallinn (Fig.
Performing adjustable gastric and surgery entirely through a single laparoscopic incision is both technically feasible and safe.
The company said its SILS Multiple Instrument Access Port can be fitted through a small abdominal incision and allow access for up to three laparoscopic instruments through the same incision.
They say that, although the traditional plastic models can be used to show areas of the body and where incisions will roughly be made, they are not able to give medical students a sense of the feeling if they were the patient or show them the type of texture they will find once they have made an incision.
When new incision techniques were announced to the media, both they and potential recipients immediately caught on to the idea that "minimally invasive" surgery was available, giving rise to misinformation and some unreasonable expectations.
On the upper eyelids the incision is carried out in the natural crease line that occurs approximately 1cm above the eyelashes.
As the comfort level of surgeons and the techniques for THA have evolved, incision length has gradually decreased.
reported that 31 (84%) of 37 Texas children with CA-MRSA SSTIs showed clinical improvement after incision and drainage, even though they received an "ineffective" antimicrobial agent that was not changed after the susceptibility results became available (2).