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[TA]
unattached edge of a structure, often opposite the attached edge. See: free border of nail, free border of ovary.
Synonym(s): margo liber [TA], free margin
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Success rate in BCC is assessed in terms of tumour free margin on histo-pathology report.
Under right supraclavicular brachial block and tourniquet application on the thumb, the tumour was excised in toto along with the nail plate, with 2 mm of tumour free margin.
Multiple 1-2-mm opaque nodules were present along the 12-15-mm-wide free margin of the right AV valve (Fig 4B).
Third eye lid was exteriorized with thumb forceps and two parallel incisions were made ventral and dorsal to free margin of prolapsed gland on its posterior surface.
Optimal treatment of GCT-ST appears to be conservative surgical resection with tumour free margin which often provides a good prognosis.
A standard 2-cm free margin was believed necessary to achieve excellent oncologic results.
The rough zone Chordae were attached close to the free margin of the cusp.
1 in first dorsal-fin base; free margin of first dorsal fin 2.
He said: "Patients undergoing breast-conserving surgery are more likely to have recurrent cancer and the amount of tissue removed around the tumour, known as the free margin, remains controversial.
However patients undergoing breast conserving surgery are more likely to have recurrent cancer and the amount of tissue removed around the tumour, known as the free margin, remains controversial.
The number of oblique scale rows commences with the first scale closest to the shoulder girdle, usually at the anterior free margin of the operculum.
A computed tomographic scan revealed a deviated nasal septum, bilateral enlarged jugulodigastric lymph nodes, mild irregularity of the free margin of the right vocal cord, mucosal thickening in the subglottic larynx (Figure 1), and calcifications in the proximal trachea.