SNOMED CT Body Structure

Body structure concepts include normal as well as abnormal anatomical structures. Normal anatomical structures can be used to specify the body site involved by a disease or procedure. 

Examples of Body structure concepts: 

  • Mitral valve structure (body structure)
  • Uterine structure (body structure)


Morphologic alternations from normal body structures are represented in the sub-hierarchy Body structure, altered from its original anatomical structure (morphologic abnormality). 

Examples of Body Structure, altered from its original anatomical structure concepts: 

  • Adenosarcoma (morphologic abnormality)
  • Polyp (morphologic abnormality) 
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