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February 7, 1920


JAMA. 1920;74(6):406-407. doi:10.1001/jama.1920.02620060040022

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Dec. 15, 1919.

The Technic of Appendectomy  Referring to the various objections that can be made to the numerous incisions proposed for appendectomy, and especially to the Jalaguier and the Lennander incision, R. Danis described at the recent meeting of the Société belge de chirurgie certain recent modifications of the McBurney incision, with a view to securing more solid and less visible cicatrization, and, at the same time, more constantly direct access to the appendix, no matter what its position may be. He discussed in detail the question of the direction and the localization of the skin incision.The end of the appendix is located on a line drawn from the right iliac spine to the left pubic spine, at a point about 3 cm. external to the former. An incision made at the level of this line gives regular access to the cecum. Whether the meso-appendix is long or

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