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Surgical excision

Surgical excision

Definition

Surgical excision is the removal of tissue using a scalpel (sharp knife) or other cutting instrument.


Review Date: 8/17/2011
Reviewed By: David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.
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