What is Infraumbilical incision?

What is Infraumbilical incision?

An infraumbilical transverse incision in the lower abdomen is the Pfannenstiel incision (12), often used for gynaecological and obstetric procedures. The skin is incised transversely, often with a convexity down- ward to avoid dissection of blood vessels and nerves.

What is Paramedian incision used for?

Paramedian incisions: These incisions are made 2-5 cm beside the midline of the trunk on your abdomen (belly). It provides access to tummy structures such as the stomach, liver, and spleen.

What is thoracoabdominal incision?

An incision was made 2 cm below the tip of the scapula to a point in the midline equidistant from the xiphoid process to the umbilicus. The chest was entered at the eighth intercostal space. The abdominal cavity was entered by dividing the diaphragm peripherally from its lateral attachments to the ribs.

What is McEvedy incision?

The McEvedy is a vertical incision from the femoral canal and brought superior to above the inguinal ligament. It opens the femoral space to allow access to the femoral canal as well as the peritoneum. Femoral hernias may be reduced and repaired through this incision.

Can incisional hernias disappear?

However, incisional hernias do not heal on their own and require surgical treatment to repair. People who had abdominal surgery are at-risk for developing incisional hernias. They are especially susceptible three to six months following the procedure, when the tissues are healing from the incision.

How long does it take for a midline incision to heal?

Depending on your state of health, it can be shorter or longer. An average time length that a lot of people say with an abdominal incision is about one to two months or even just six weeks to where you really want to let it heal and you try not to put too much pressure on your abdomen during that time.

Which type of abdominal incision is better for healing?

Incision through the umbilicus has no negative effect on wound healing. The upper abdominal incision gives good access to the viscera in the upper abdomen and this incision can be combined with a thoracotomy for oesophageal surgery. Lower abdominal incisions can also be midline, paramedian or pfannenstiel incisions.

What is considered a large incision?

A traditional “open” incision is a large incision used to perform surgery. An open incision is typically at least three inches long but may be much larger, varying from surgery to surgery and the severity of the problem.

What is McBurney’s incision?

McBurney’s incision is an abdominal incision in the right lower quadrant. It runs obliquely through McBurney’s point, generally perpendicular to the line connecting the umbilicus and the right anterior superior iliac spine.

What is incisional surgery?

When medicines and laser surgeries do not lower eye pressure adequately, doctors may recommend a procedure called filtering surgery (also called incisional surgery). In filtering surgery, a tiny drainage hole is made in the sclera (the white part of the eye) in a procedure called a trabeculectomy or a sclerostomy.

How is an incisional hernia treated at Mount Sinai?

An incisional hernia is a protrusion of tissue that forms at the site of a healing surgical scar. This type of hernia accounts for 15-20 percent of all abdominal hernias. At Mount Sinai, our expert surgeons are highly trained all facets of incisional hernia repair.

Can a hernia develop around an abdominal incision?

One type of hernia is an incisional hernia. An incisional hernia can develop around the incision (surgical cut) in the scar tissue from an earlier surgery (see Figure 2). This can happen in any surgery that was done in your abdominal area from the breastbone down to the groin.

Who are the best surgeons for incisional hernias?

At Mount Sinai, our expert surgeons are highly trained all facets of incisional hernia repair. Our team specializes in treating complex cases and recurring hernias, with the goal of providing you with relief from painful incisional hernia symptoms.

How can you tell if you have an incisional hernia?

The characteristic “bulge” of an incisional hernia can be identified when you are standing upright or are performing physical activity, such as heavy lifting. Because incisional hernias typically occur at the front of the abdomen, they are considered a type of ventral hernia.