extraneous tissue

extraneous tissue

See Floater, surgical pathology.
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An extraneous tissue contaminant on a slide is called a floater.
The animals were maintained for a period of 4 days, sacrificed on the fifth day and the implanted rexin pellets infiltrated with granuloma were removed, cleared of extraneous tissue and dried in a hot air oven to constant weight.
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.
Not infrequently, the presence of extraneous tissue (ET), also known as floaters or pickups, on a slide may lead to diagnostic uncertainty.
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.
Seven days after treatment, the uteri were removed from these animals, stripped of extraneous tissues, weighed, and chilled in ice-cold saline before analysis.