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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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Excisional biopsy diagnoses in upgraded cases included DCIS (2 of 6 cases; 33%), invasive lobular carcinoma (2 cases; 33%), invasive ductal carcinoma (1 case; 17%), and pleomorphic LCIS (1 case; 17%).
The ideal biopsy is excisional with a 2- to 3-mm margin, is oriented along the lines of lymphatic drainage, and is step sectioned.
Aruna Vade, a professor in the Department of Radiology at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, said that these findings suggest that if a breast ultrasound finds nothing suspicious, the patient likely does not need to have an excisional biopsy.
The meta-analysis confirmed previous findings that ablative treatments are associated with fewer adverse pregnancy outcomes than excisional treatments, indicating that the amount of tissue destroyed or excised may he important.
In women who have recurrent CIN 2,3, a repeat excisional procedure is recommended.
Key Words: Sjogren syndrome, submandibular gland, autoantibodies, excisional biopsy
2,3) In solid masses, evaluation of the shape, margins and width-to-anteroposterior (AP) ratio can be useful in avoiding unnecessary excisional biopsy.
Moreover, providers in family practice and those at community clinics are performing loop dectrosurgical excisional procedures (LEEP), a laser procedure for treating early cervical cancer that was previously done exclusively by obstetrician-gynecologists.
CHICAGO -- Even excisional surgery for brain tumors can be successfully done on an outpatient basis.
The diagnosis of hairy leukoplakia can be made by histologic or cytologic examination of excisional biopsy tissue or exfoliated epithelial cells, respectively.
They are amputation of part of the lower limb (usually as a consequence of diabetes); excisional debridement (removal of tissue, usually related to decubitus ulcers); arteriovenostomy (shunts or cannulae implanted for chronic renal dialysis); and bilateral orchiectomy (removal of both testes, generally performed for cancer) in males.