If a nonmalignant or equivocal pathologic diagnosis
is provided and the clinician does not undertake treatment appropriate for a malignant condition, the pathologist might be held at law to have been responsible for the patient's bad outcome.
An imaging modality that would help localize recurrence and guide the pathologic diagnosis
of cancer in these patients would be beneficial.
the pathologist also failed to see that the word no or not was missing." (1) The final pathologic diagnosis
is very often the sole documentation by the pathologist of the pathologist's effort on the case and the basis for the diagnosis rendered in the case.
However, the final pathologic diagnosis
2 weeks later indicated that the polypoid mass was an esthesioneuroblastoma (figure, D).
The image of an arbitrary cut section along the oblique line is sufficiently clear to enable macroscopic pathologic diagnosis
(Figure 1, A; top right).
Ideally, the pathologic diagnosis
of the whole group of fibromatoses should be restricted to tumors that are derived from fibroblasts.
This radiologic finding in this case was microcalcification, and the pathologic diagnosis
at excision was ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS).
Given the anticipated difficulty and morbidity associated with complete excision, representative portions of the mass were excised for pathologic diagnosis
and the remainder of the mass was left in place.
(1) He began by describing a widespread feeling about pathologic diagnosis
The final pathologic diagnosis
was malignant fibrous histiocytoma.
Given the significant differences in treatment between the various entities included in this general category of tumors, accurate pathologic diagnosis
is absolutely essential, and familiarity with the various techniques that aid in the diagnosis is imperative.
The pathologic diagnosis
was a focally ulcerated capillary hemangioma.