anatomic orientation

anatomic orientation

A term of art referring to the positioning of a specimen received in the surgical pathology cutting suite according to its anatomic landmarks, ideally assisted by the surgeon or by cross-referencing the specimen with radiographs (as in the case of breast lumpectomies), and which forms the basis for subsequent sectioning of the tissue and assessment of margin involvement or clearance.
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Further, accurate mapping is critical to helping the examiner understand the anatomic orientation of the specimen, a key prerequisite that enables accurate communication from the dermatopathologist back to the clinician if there's a question regarding the need for retreatment, he added.
Also, the prostate lies in a much better anatomic orientation when one goes through the bladder," he says.
The sural nerve grafts were reversed from their anatomic orientation and passed through the tube.
This gives the surgeon the convenience and safety of following the proper anatomic orientation, without the extra cost of a second device.
SieScape(TM) panoramic imaging as well as SieClear(TM) multi-view spatial compounding for enhanced viewing of gross anatomic orientation and detection of subtle structures.