bikini incision

noun

bi·​ki·​ni incision bə-ˈkē-nē- How to pronounce bikini incision (audio)
variants or bikini cut
: pfannenstiel incision
To remove larger fibroids, doctors usually perform the procedure by a bikini incision just above the pubic bone. Linda Knittel, Essence,
The obstetrician draws a line across the lower abdomen and makes a horizontal (transverse) incision near the top of your pubic area. This is informally known as the bikini cut. Debra Kent, Parenting

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“Bikini incision.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/bikini%20incision. Accessed 26 Nov. 2022.

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