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Surgical excision

Definition

Surgical excision is the removal of tissue using a scalpel (sharp knife) or other cutting instrument.

References

Evans M. Uveitis and other intraocular inflammations. In: Yanoff M, Duker JS, eds. Ophthalmology. 3rd ed. St. Louis, MO: Mosby Elsevier; 2009:chap 7.


Review Date: 8/11/2013
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