understaging

understaging

(ŭn′dĕr-stāj″ing)
Underestimation of the severity of a patient's illness, esp. an illness such as metastatic cancer. It can occur, for example, as a result of errors in pathological evaluation.
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Future directions with MRO should include a larger scale study of subjects with POP to determine the full scope of frequency and severity of understaging.
Misdiagnosis in cases of unidentified primary lesions with metastasis to the lung can result in understaging and suboptimal treatment.
An algorithm was used to automatically calculate endometriosis severity ranging from minimal to severe (stage 1-4) to avoid bidirectional (over-and understaging severity) errors associated with clinical reporting (Buchweitz et al.
WASHINGTON -- A retrospective look at the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results database indicates that too few nodes are being evaluated in some patients with pancreatic cancer, which may result in understaging, Dr.
The lower rates of axillary dissection in this group lead to understaging of the disease, inadequate treatment, and poorer outcomes, he added.
The relative sparing of the regional cartilage in combination with minimal mucosal abnormalities may hinder early diagnosis and result in the understaging of clinically advanced disease.
Both data from our institution as well as from other investigations demonstrate that stage diagnosed on endoscopic biopsy is often inaccurate owing to understaging.
Ultrasound and MRI appear to be more accurate than mammography but still have significant rates of overstaging and understaging.
The tumour may be present beyond the limits of the resection, and the established risk of understaging is 30% to 50%.
In case 172, the pathologist missed a focus of invasive prostatic carcinoma in 2 parts of the biopsy on the DSs (carcinoma was present in 2 of 6 biopsy parts) and in 1 part on the GSs, understaging those foci as prostatic intraepithelial neoplasia.
Waikoloa Village, Hawaii -- Inadequate surgical staging of ovarian cancer, which usually leads to understaging, remains a widespread problem, maintained Dr.