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Surgical excision

 

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

 

References

Dorland's Online Medical Dictionary. www.dorlands.com/def.jsp?id=100037553. Accessed Sept. 9, 2015.

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