microinvasion

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microinvasion

[¦mī·krō·in′vā·zhən]
(medicine)
Invasion by tumor, especially a squamous-cell carcinoma of the uterine cervix, a very short distance into the tissues beneath the point of origin.
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The Invisiport offers a microinvasive, patient-friendly alternative to traditional chest ports and peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs).
Minimally invasive adenocarcinoma would be classified as T1mi, similar to microinvasive breast cancer, which is defined as an invasive carcinoma with no focus measuring greater than 1 mm; however, the size for MIA is not greater than 5 mm.
When multiple foci of microinvasion are seen, their presence should be noted in the breast pathology report, but only the measurement of the larger microinvasive focus should be documented.
In the case of microinvasive carcinoma, stage 1aq1, the pregnancy can continue through treatment by cold-knife cone.
The imaging characteristic of Chemo-Gel provides physicians with maximum precision, control and "Real Time" feedback during microinvasive surgical procedure.
The PDT treatment of early-stage lung cancer using Laserscope lasers and PHOTOFRIN was approved by the FDA in January 1998 as a potentially curative treatment for early-stage microinvasive lung cancer in patients who are not candidates for surgery or radiotherapy.
Pure SPCs, without extravasated mucin or a microinvasive component, do not produce metastasis.
has developed an innovative RF gel Electrosurgical technology platform for the microinvasive, endoscopic treatment of controlled tissue ablation.
In the midst of this debate, it's been routine practice to remove all or at least part of the parametrium for all but microinvasive squamous cell carcinomas.
The histologic criteria for microinvasive carcinoma, particularly as related to the depth, length, and breadth of the invasive component, has varied greatly over the years, as has the importance of lymph-vascular invasion (LVI), confluence, and tumor volume.
None of the patients had evidence of microinvasive disease or frankly invasive lesions at follow-up.
markets Photofrin (porfimer sodium) as a treatment for certain non-small cell and early-stage microinvasive lung cancers and as a palliative treatment for certain patients suffering from esophageal cancer.