understaging

understaging

(ŭn′dĕr-stāj″ing)
Underestimation of the severity of a patient's illness, esp. an illness such as metastatic cancer. It can occur, for example, as a result of errors in pathological evaluation.
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The challenge in identification of early lamina propria invasion (25) could lead to understaging of T1 disease, whereas misinterpretation of muscularis propria with muscularis mucosa would lead to overstaging towards muscle-invasive disease.
Isolated solitary ducts (naked ducts) in adipose tissue: a specific but underappreciated finding of pancreatic adenocarcinoma and one of the potential reasons of understaging and high recurrence rate.
The observation implied that preoperative unfavorable numbers of CTM in peripheral blood might reflect the aggressiveness of tumor or the understaging of PDCA by the current staging modality.
Of the patients who achieved cT0 after NC, 7 (33%) had evidence of residual disease within the resected specimen at PC, which is close to 30% of understaging with TURBT alone reported by our institution's Herr and Scher study [12].
An algorithm was used to automatically calculate endometriosis severity ranging from minimal to severe (stage 1-4) to avoid bidirectional (over-and understaging severity) errors associated with clinical reporting (Buchweitz et al.
WASHINGTON -- A retrospective look at the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results database indicates that too few nodes are being evaluated in some patients with pancreatic cancer, which may result in understaging, Dr.
The lower rates of axillary dissection in this group lead to understaging of the disease, inadequate treatment, and poorer outcomes, he added.
Ultrasound and MRI appear to be more accurate than mammography but still have significant rates of overstaging and understaging.
The relative sparing of the regional cartilage in combination with minimal mucosal abnormalities may hinder early diagnosis and result in the understaging of clinically advanced disease.
Based on data from the American Cancer Society National Prostate Cancer Detection Project adjusted for clinical understaging, the prostate cancer prevalence in an asymptomatic screening population was found to be 2.
WAIKOLOA VILLAGE, HAWAII -- Inadequate surgical staging of ovarian cancer, which usually leads to understaging, remains a widespread problem, maintained Dr.