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excision

[ek′sizh·ən]
(genetics)
Recombination involving removal of a genetic element.
(medicine)
The cutting out of a part; removal of a foreign body or growth from a part, organ, or tissue.
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Due to wide excision of soft tissue, calvarial bone and dura mater, immediate reconstruction was necessary in order to protect the brain tissue.
If the submitting surgeon identifies the primary tissue as right eyelid from wide excision, then the specimen is accessioned as "right eyelid from wide excision.
Similarly, when dermatologists at Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, retrospectively studied 108 patients with invasive melanoma who initially underwent nonexcisional shave or punch biopsy then definitive wide excision, they found 88% of the initial biopsies were accurate as to Breslow depth (J.
Comparison of Mohs micrographic surgery and wide excision for extramammary Paget's disease.
We didn't meet until after I'd had the wide excision, so Dean always knew what was happening - well, he knew in theory, but I don't think you ever grasp quite how bad it is.
The hypothesis that many small, carefully selected DCIS lesions could effectively be treated with wide excision alone has therefore enjoyed widespread popularity fueled by several favorable retrospective case series.
7] A clear majority of the cases (35-64%) are benign [8] and amenable to cure after wide excision or mastectomy.
To treat and obtain a finial diagnosis, we performed a wide excision of the tumour, including penile skin.
The dissection was taken down as wide as possible, to the farthest reaches of the lateral fornix of the vagina and to the inferior ramus of the pubic bone bilaterally for a wide excision.
Wide excision is the treatment of choice for abdominal wall endometrioma as well as for recurrent lesions.
Dissection is continued into the relevant quadrant with wide excision of the tumour.
Some experts would decide to perform a wide excision in such a case, perhaps including sentinel lymph node biopsy, as if they were treating a melanoma.