red herring

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An unusual clinical, radiologic or pathologic finding that should be ignored in the context of a patient’s disease

red herring

Medtalk An unusual clinical, radiologic or pathologic finding that should be ignored in the context of a Pt's disease. See Sutton's law. Cf 'Zebras. '.
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Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable defines the term 'red herring' as 'a deliberate or sometimes unintentional diversion which distracts from a line of inquiry under discussion'.
He is said to have allegedly admitted in secretly recorded footage: "I was very naughty and I made a couple of red herrings, and I couldn't help doing it."
In the video, Mr Burrell apparently said he held back certain facts and introduced "red herrings" during his evidence at the High Court hearing last month.