occult carcinoma

oc·cult car·ci·no·ma

a small carcinoma, either asymptomatic or giving rise to metastases without symptoms due to the primary carcinoma.

occult carcinoma

a small carcinoma that does not cause overt symptoms. The carcinoma may remain localized, be discovered only incidentally at autopsy after death resulting from another cause, or metastasize and be discovered as a result of metastatic disease. Also called latent carcinoma.
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Additional objectives included determining the incidence of significant pathologic findings (SPF), defined as occult carcinoma and atypical hyperplasia (including atypical ductal hyperplasia [ADH] and atypical lobular hyperplasia [ALH]), in RMP specimens.
The present study is an attempt to evaluate the prevalence of incidental or occult carcinoma and thyroiditis in thyroidectomies performed for benign nodular thyroid disease.
We report a case of a 98-year-old patient with an occult carcinoma of the prostate with perforation of the rectum and development of subcutaneous emphysema mimicking gas edema.
Occult carcinoma of the lung presenting as pain in the hallux: a case report.
When an excision for high-grade dysplasia is done (formerly VIN 3), detection of occult carcinoma was found in up to 3.
Crikelair and Malton [4] published the first reported case of occult carcinoma discovered during reduction mammoplasty in 1959.
On the frequency of occurrence of occult carcinoma of the prostate.
Those with occult carcinoma with breast primary in axillary lymph node.
Cystic metastases in the neck revealing occult carcinoma of the tonsil: a report of six cases.
Yet, because glandular dysplasia may be located within endocervical clefts or the proximal endocervical canal, a negative colposcopic examination may indicate missed occult disease, and a positive test may underestimate the severity of disease by simultaneously overlooking occult carcinoma.
The aim of the study is to carry out retrospective analysis of patients who have been operated for normal or hyper functioning nodular goitre, in order to establish the incidence of the histopathologically documented carcinoma or of the occult carcinoma found only after a complete histopathological examination of the total/near total thyroidectomy specimen.