Incision vs Mediastinotomy - What's the difference?

incision | mediastinotomy |


As nouns the difference between incision and mediastinotomy

is that incision is incision, cut while mediastinotomy is (surgery) incision of the mediastinum.

incision

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • A cut, especially one made by a scalpel or similar medical tool in the context of surgical operation.
  • The act of incising, or cutting into a substance.
  • (Milton)
  • (obsolete) Separation or solution of viscid matter by medicines.
  • mediastinotomy

    English

    Noun

    (mediastinotomies)
  • (surgery) incision of the mediastinum