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Incision which is made into abscess in order to drain it is called incision and drainage procedure. It is based on the age old principle which states that "wherever there is pus, evacuate" and it is used for superficial abscesses (such as skin or muscle abscesses) and deep abscess (surgical lung abscess, brain abscess, appendix etc) alike.

 

 

 

 

 

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