fascinoma


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A popular term for an obscure lesion or condition that evokes considerable interest, especially from other doctors, overshadowing any human concern for the patient afflicted with the problem

fascinoma

Great case Medtalk An obscure lesion or condition that evokes considerable interest, especially from other doctors in the process rather than to the human concern for the Pt afflicted with the problem. See Interesting disease.
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bury the hatchet: Accidentally leaving a surgical instrument inside a patient crump (see gork) fascinoma: fascinating tumor
The popularity of these books, along with earlier works on the topic by sociologist Sharon Preves (Intersex and Identity: the Contested Self, 2003) and psychologist Suzanne Kessler (Lessons from the Intersexed, 1998), suggest that intersex has become a "fascinoma'--medical slang for a rare and interesting condition fascinating to doctors.
Moreover, whereas the genetics-related news article of 5 years ago likely reported on a discovery about a clinical fascinoma, today's article probably describes a discovery about a bread and butter disorder of primary care.
Jon Hassell: Fascinoma. (Water Lily Acoustics WLA-CS-70-CD)
I looked forward to each unusual case, to each odd clinical finding that the attending doctors labeled "fascinomas." Like the residents around me, I liked the challenge of taking care of complex, critically ill patients.
I am interested in neither the obscure presentation of common diseases nor rare "fascinomas." Nor am I predisposed to publish a case series of 1000 sore throats, unless it holds important new implications for our colleagues.