serial section

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se·ri·al sec·tion

one of a number of consecutive microscopic sections.

serial section

Etymology: L, series, in a row, sectio
one of a number of consecutive slices of tissue.

serial section

Any of several microscopic sections made and arranged in consecutive order.
See also: section
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The finding of a STIC lesion is not routinely noted in pathology reports however, possibly because of the lack of serial sectioning of tubes and ovaries in the general population, when no germline mutation is present.
Latest system for automated ultramicrotome serial sectioning and image capture in situ in a scanning electron microscope with complete set of associated accessories and BSE detector.
Hooks, typical for the oral armature of pentastomes, were found by serial sectioning (Figure, left inset).
FEI's EBS3 Fully-Automated Electron Backscattered Diffraction Solution Delivers Rapid Serial Sectioning and 3D Crystal Orientation Reconstructions of Materials
Serial sectioning of thyroid follicles showed thyroid hyperplasia with increased follicular epithelial cell height and reduced colloid in all groups of fish that had been exposed to perchlorate for 28 days, compared with control fish.
Sentinel lymph node (SLN) biopsy in breast cancer allows for a more thorough pathologic assessment with serial sectioning and cytokeratin staining.
7) Zhang and associates reported that serial sectioning at levels of 25%, 50%, and 75% within the tissue blocks detected almost all metastases.
Unless serial sectioning (every 2 mm) is specifically requested, the pathologist is likely to take only a single "representative" sample of the ovary and the fallopian tube.
Serial sectioning of the blocks was not performed because these were all recent diagnostic renal biopsies.
Fallopian tubes and ovaries from patients undergoing prophylactic oophorectomy due to high risk for ovarian cancer should be submitted to an expert pathologist for serial sectioning because the rate of existing malignancy in such patients is high.
4% when the enhanced pathologic analysis with immunohistochemistry and serial sectioning that is routine with SLNB was used.
7,16-26] Of those methods, serial sectioning techniques resulting in detailed histologic evaluation of axillary lymph nodes and more recently immunohistochemical techniques have been studied extensively.