nonpalpable

nonpalpable

Physical exam adjective Referring to that which cannot be felt. Cf Palpable.

nonpalpable

(nŏn-păl′pă-b'l) [L. non, not + ″]
Not detectable during manual examination but identified instead with radiological or other diagnostic means.

Nonpalpable

Cannot be felt by hand. In cancer, growths that are nonpalpable are too small to be felt, but may be seen on ultrasound or mammogram.
Mentioned in: Breast Ultrasound
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The most commonly used method for the surgical excision of nonpalpable breast lesions is wire-guided localization (WGL).
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The College of American Pathologists currently recommends microscopic examination, when practical, of the entire imaging abnormality in nonpalpable lesions as well as all areas of gross lesion identified (12).
A systematic review estimated the average sensitivity at 44-61% in patients with nonpalpable axillary nodes and the specificity at 75-86% in all patients.
For those thyroid nodules that were nonpalpable, predominantly cystic, or located posteriorly in the thyroid, a US guided FNA was performed.
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