Glossary: W

wire localization (… LOH-kuh-lih-ZAY-shun)

A procedure used to mark a small area of abnormal tissue so it can be removed by surgery. An imaging device is used to guide a thin wire with a hook at the end through a hollow needle to place the wire in or around the abnormal area. Once the wire is in the right… Read more »

wire localization (… LOH-kuh-lih-ZAY-shun)

A procedure used to mark a small area of abnormal tissue so it can be removed by surgery. An imaging device is used to guide a thin wire with a hook at the end through a hollow needle to place the wire in or around the abnormal area. Once the wire is in the right… Read more »

wound (woond)

A break in the skin or other body tissues caused by injury or surgical incision (cut).