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The edge or border; the edge of a body of water where it meets the land. As applied to a boundary line of land, the margin of a river, creek, or other watercourse means the center of the stream. But in the case of a lake, bay, or natural pond, the margin means the line where land and water meet.In finance, the difference between market value of loan collateral and face value of loan.

A sum of money, or its equivalent, placed in the hands of a Broker by the principal or person on whose account a purchase or sale of Securities is to be made, as a security to the former against losses to which he or she may be exposed by subsequent fluctuations in the market value of the stock. The amount paid by the customer when he uses a broker's credit to buy a security.

In commercial transactions the difference between the purchase price paid by an intermediary or retailer and the selling price, or difference between price received by manufacturer for its goods and costs to produce. Also called gross profit margin.


(Outside limit), noun bank, border, boundary, bounds, brim, brink, circumference, curb, edge, frame, fringe, hem, ledge, limit, lip, outskirt, perimeter, periphery, portal, rim, shore, skirt, threshold, verge


(Spare amount), noun amount reserved, elbowroom, extra amount for contingencies, extra amount for emergencies, headway, latitude, leeway, reserve, reserved amount, room, room to spare, space
Associated concepts: margin of profit
See also: balance, border, boundary, edge, extremity, latitude, mete, outline, penumbra, periphery, plethora, scope, space, surplus
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Review of data on recurrence or metastasis in patients with PSM after PN Authors Tumour size Positive surgical margin rate (in cm) Ani et al (10) NA 10.
Positive surgical margins with radical prostatectomy: detailed pathological analysis and prognosis.
1% accurate in detecting the presence or absence of tumor involvement at the surgical margins.
Positive surgical margins after radical prostatectomy: A systematic review and contemporary update.
Positive surgical margin appears to have negligible impact on survival of renal cell carcinomas treated by nephron-sparing surgery.
The impact of frozen sections on final surgical margins in squamous cell carcinoma of the oral cavity and lips: a retrospective analysis over an 11 years period.
The N stage, pathologic stage, vascular invasion, lymphatic invasion, perineural invasion, surgical margin, and grade were associated with both overall survival and disease free survival, while pathologic stage and presence of recurrence were significant factors for overall survival.
Complete excision of BCC with a tumor-free surgical margin is the principal primary treatment with a cure rate above 98%.
Waltham, MA, USA) and 5-micron-thick sections of the surgical margin were stained for 3 minutes with hematoxylin-eosin (H&E) stain.