Flashcards in Abdominal incisions (Dave's notes) Deck (6)
What layers does a midline incision go through?
Skin, subcutaneous tissue, line alba, transversalis fascia, extra peritoneal fat and peritoneum. No major vessels or nerves involved.
Describe a paramedian incision
3cm from the midline, sheath split <1cm from the midline, and posterior wall incised.
What incision is 3cm parallel to and below the R) costal margin?
Kocher incision or R) subcostal.
Double Kocher = rooftop = good access to upper abdomen
What is a gridiron incision?
A transverse muscle splitting technique
What lower abdominal transverse incision is used for pelvic access?