anti-tranche de section

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09:25 Jun 14, 2018
French to English translations [PRO]
Medical - Medical (general)
French term or phrase: anti-tranche de section
From a histology report of an appendix from a man with appendicitis:

Prélèvements: A1- tranche de section; A2 - anti-tranche de section; A3 à A8 - échantillonnage de la pointe appendiculaire, incluse in toto

I don't understand the "anti" bit.

Claire Knell
United Kingdom
Local time: 06:37

Summary of answers provided
4opposite side of slice / section
3tissue face at right angles to A1
Sue Davis

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1 hr   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
opposite side of slice / section

Apposition - FMPMC-PS - Anatomie pathologique - Niveau PCEM2

1 - A. Sections ... Une étude macroscopique (examen à l'œil nu). ... Apposition: Empreinte réalisée par application d'une tranches de section sur une lame .

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neutral  Sue Davis: what exactly are you referring to here? the tissue sample from which the thin sections are taken, or the section on the slide itself?
28 mins
  -> examination of the section on one side and on the opposite side.
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2 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5
tissue face at right angles to A1

I am not sure about this hence the low confidence, but I do think it is most likely that the tissue is examined in two planes. eg one through the thickness of the wall, and another in the plane of the wall.

This site for instance discusses taking transverse and longitudinal samples, and there is an image showing these tissue sections before processing.

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