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Margins of Excision MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Margins of Excision
Tree Number(s)
A10.830
C23.149.625
Unique ID
D000072662
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D000072662
Scope Note
The edges of tissue removed in a surgery for assessment of the effectiveness of a surgical procedure in achieving the local control of a neoplasm and the adequacy of tumor removal. When the margin is negative or not involved by tumor (e.g., CANCER) it suggests all of the tumor has been removed by the surgery.
Entry Term(s)
Negative Surgical Margins
Positive Surgical Margins
Resection Margin
Surgical Margins
Tumor-Free Margins
See Also
Biopsy
Public MeSH Note
2017
History Note
2017
Date Established
2017/01/01
Date of Entry
2016/07/08
Revision Date
2016/07/06

No Qualifiers
Margins of Excision Preferred
Positive Surgical Margins Narrower
Negative Surgical Margins Narrower
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