wedge biopsy

wedge bi·op·sy

excision of a cuneiform specimen.

wedge biopsy

Surgical pathology An excisional biopsy in which a lesion identified at the time of a surgical procedure is removed, with a wedge of normal surrounding tissue. See Biopsy, Excisional biopsy, Wedge resection.
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(10,11) Respiratory bronchiolitis is usually of little clinical consequence and is discovered incidentally in patients undergoing lung wedge biopsy to evaluate for other forms of lung disease.
Many foci of neuroendocrine cell hyperplasia, the largest was 6 mm in diameter, were detected on the wedge biopsy specimen taken by video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) [Figure 2].
A wedge biopsy of the nipple was performed to confirm the initial shave biopsy pathology (Figure 1).
When initial washings did not yield significant amount of secretions, the diagnosis of PAP was questioned and WLL was converted to wedge biopsy of the lung in the operating room.
A cortical wedge biopsy of the size 1x0.5x 0.3 [cm.sup.3] of the transplanted kidney was taken immediately after revascularization on completion of vascular anastomosis.
Wedge biopsy was done and sent for histopathological examination.
Pathological report of the gallbladder and wedge biopsy of liver hilar mass after immunohistochemistry showed large B-cell lymphoma (positive for CD20+ lymphocytes) and acute chronic cholecystitis [Figure 2, 3, and 4].
We decided to interrupt the Kasai operation and only perform cholecystectomy and wedge biopsy of the liver.
A wedge biopsy of the liver was taken for more thorough histologic evaluation.
Wedge biopsy from both breasts showed partly ulcerated skin and underlying markedly necrotic squamous cell carcinoma with moderate to poor differentiation (Figure-2).
The Otago University research also Looked at patients within the Green study period, comparing those initially managed with a small, diagnostic punch or wedge biopsy of the cervix, with patients treated at the outset with procedures including cone biopsy or hysterectomy.