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is having an ivc in-situ an example of an "invasive procedure"?

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Dr. Nestor Del rosario
Addiction Medicine 34 years experience
Putting IVC filter: Is an invasive procedure, and so are anything wherein you stick a sharp object for biopsy as in biopsy of the lung, going inside the body as in bronchoscopy with biopsy.
Dr. Cathleen London
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Insertion is: Insertion of the ivc is an invasive procedure yes. In situ just means it is there - often will be stated that way in imaging.

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A 28-year-old male asked:

What is the definition or description of: in situ?

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Dr. Allan Hawryluk
Dentistry 19 years experience
Early Cancer: This is an old latin phase meaning 'in position'. In dentistry, this refers to an oral cancer which has not spread beyond it's point of origin.
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A 31-year-old female asked:

What does CIN 3 into carsanoma in situ with gland involvement mean?

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Dr. Jamal Mourad
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
Cancer cells present: This is a serious condition that requires prompt attention. Cin 3 refers to :severe cervical intra-epithelial neoplasia. Glandular involvement likely refers to endocervical cells being affected. This will require surgical intervention in the form of a type of biopsy called ckc (cold knife cone). You shou follow up with your gynecologist.

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