frozen section


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frozen section

[¦frōz·ən ′sek·shən]
(biology)
A thin slice of material cut from a frozen sample of tissue or organ.
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Zitelli and his colleagues reported on a prospective series of 1,072 patients with 1,120 MIS excised by Mohs micrographic surgery with frozen sections (J Am Acad Dermatol.
To compare the accuracy of touch imprint cytological study (cheaper) and frozen section study (expensive).
Intraoperative frozen section was performed on 21 of 22 specimens (95.5%) following micro-CT imaging.
The soft consistency of CNS tissue is best suited for ISSC, which, in fact, is a hindrance for frozen section. The smear preparation is a very simple method that provides a rapid tissue diagnosis within a few minutes of biopsy reaching the laboratory.
In our study, R0 resection margins were obtained on the first frozen section examination in 18 patients and on the second frozen section examination in 10 patients.
Conclusion: Conventional surgical excision for BCC at aesthetically important areas assisted with intra operative frozen section technique resulted in high success rates in terms of tumor free margins.
Intraoperatively, frozen section analysis can also be helpful in avoiding unnecessary orchiectomy (6).
Testicular-sparing surgery combined with frozen section assessment is primarily used for treating paratesticular masses.
Biopsies were taken for intraoperative frozen section which showed benign inflammatory fibrotic tissue, so the lesion was completely excised and the tunica albuginea was repaired.
Intraoperative frozen section is commonly employed to evaluate the hysterectomy specimen for cancer in order to triage patients to staging during that same surgery.
Patty Vincent, director of the Frozen section, has already been involved in numerous Feld Entertainment ice and stage shows.
The current state-of-the-art method for diagnosing cancers and determining the boundary between cancer and normal tissue during surgery, called Frozen Section Analysis, is slow and sometimes inaccurate.