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clinicopathological conferenceA formal discussion of a Pt's clinical, radiologic, and lab data, usually in front of a large group of junior and senior colleagues. Cf Professorial rounds.
A teaching conference in which clinical findings are presented to a physician previously unfamiliar with a case, who then attempts to diagnose the disease that would explain the clinical findings. The exact diagnosis is then presented by the pathologist, who has either examined the tissue removed at surgery or has performed the autopsy.