occult carcinoma

oc·cult car·ci·no·ma

a small carcinoma, either asymptomatic or giving rise to metastases without symptoms due to the primary carcinoma.
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There is also no evidence of any benefit of proceeding to sentinel lymph node biopsy in prophylactic mastectomy, nor any evidence about how to proceed when occult carcinoma is found during prophylactic mastectomy and axillary staging is no longer possible.
The incidence of thyroid malignancy ranges from 10 to 13% (11) and incidence further increases if cases of occult carcinoma also included.
Additional objectives included determining the incidence of significant pathologic findings (SPF), defined as occult carcinoma and atypical hyperplasia (including atypical ductal hyperplasia [ADH] and atypical lobular hyperplasia [ALH]), in RMP specimens.
We report a case of a 98-year-old patient with an occult carcinoma of the prostate with perforation of the rectum and development of subcutaneous emphysema mimicking gas edema.
When an excision for high-grade dysplasia is done (formerly VIN 3), detection of occult carcinoma was found in up to 3.2% in one large review (Gynecol Oncol.
Crikelair and Malton [4] published the first reported case of occult carcinoma discovered during reduction mammoplasty in 1959.
On the frequency of occurrence of occult carcinoma of the prostate.
Of the 155 patients with idiopathic venous thrombosis, 5 (3.3%) were discovered to have occult carcinoma. Malignancy was suggested in 4 of the 5 by history or physical examination.
The present study is an attempt to evaluate the prevalence of incidental or occult carcinoma and thyroiditis in thyroidectomies performed for benign nodular thyroid disease.
Cystic metastases in the neck revealing occult carcinoma of the tonsil: a report of six cases.
Yet, because glandular dysplasia may be located within endocervical clefts or the proximal endocervical canal, a negative colposcopic examination may indicate missed occult disease, and a positive test may underestimate the severity of disease by simultaneously overlooking occult carcinoma. On the contrary, colposcopy should detect flagrant invasive adenocarcinoma, and also allow recognition of coexisting or independent squamous cell neoplasia, estimated to occur in 50% of cases.