deferred diagnosis

deferred diagnosis

Surgical pathology An intraoperative consultation in which tissues of interest to the surgeon are cut, stained, and examined by LM, but a final diagnosis delayed pending final–paraffin–sections. See Frozen section.
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A deferred diagnosis was made when a child had FAS characteristics, but the clinicians requested either more information about CNS functions from neuropsychologic testing or evidence of maternal alcohol exposure to confirm an FAS diagnosis.
A deferred diagnosis was made on one child from the screen-negative group; however, none from the screen-negative group had FAS diagnosed.
section)] A deferred diagnosis was made when a child had FAS characteristics, but the clinicians requested either more information about central nervous system functions from neuropsychologic testing or evidence of maternal alcohol exposure to confirm an FAS diagnosis.