extraneous tissue

extraneous tissue

See Floater, surgical pathology.
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When discrepancies in fragment number were identified by the pathologist on the glass slide, an effort was made to exclude insufficient sectioning depth and inadvertent "pickup" of extraneous tissue by examination of the paraffin block and/or production of additional slides with deeper levels from the block.
Vom Saal and Myers suggested that prostate weights were very large in our control mice (Tyl et al 2008), in his view, likely due to prostatitis and/or poor dissection techniques resulting in extraneous tissue left on the prostates.
Extraneous tissue in surgical pathology: a College of American Pathologists Q-probes study of 275 laboratories.