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, pathological (path'ō-loj'ik, -i-kăl),
1. Pertaining to pathology.
2. Morbid or diseased; resulting from disease.


(păth′ə-lŏj′ĭ-kəl) also


1. Of or relating to pathology.
2. Relating to or caused by disease.
3. Of, relating to, or manifesting behavior that is habitual, maladaptive, and compulsive: a pathological liar.

path′o·log′i·cal·ly adv.


Pertaining to disease or to the study of disease (PATHOLOGY).

Patient discussion about pathological

Q. what is the most accurate pathological test to identify the primary source of a cystic mass in the neck? the mass was removed. Pathologist was unable to identify the source and diagnosed the mass as a branchilogic carcinmoa (which is extremely rare, if exists at all). Therefore, I am looking for the most updated test and examinations that can be applied to blocks of the mass and determine their origin (primary source)

A. Pathologic examinaions under a microscope are the most accurate ones there are, and sometimes even they don't help to identify the cell types. I do not have any other ideas on other tests you can do, and I believe you should follow the treatment your doctors will advise you based on this diagnosis they have made.

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