The medical legal implications of following mammography breast masses.
Southeastern Surgical Congress. Annual Meeting. Atlanta GA (USA), 1992/05/31.
Delay in breast cancer diagnosis continues to account for the highest percentage of medical malpractice cases in the United States.
A retrospective, computer-aided study was undertaken to investigate a number of parameters used in making medical-legal decisions in missed breast cancer cases.
Over a 5-year period, 435 women with invasive breast cancers were registered at the Comprehensive University Breast Cancer Center.
A close correlation between mammographic and final histologic size wasverified (R=0.74).
In 5-mm increments, starting with a1.0-mm tumor, there was an increasing percentage of positive nodes identified with increasing size of the tumor.
Mots-clés Pascal : Glande mammaire pathologie, Tumeur maligne, Diagnostic, Homme, Sexe, Femelle, Médecine légale, Surveillance
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Mammary gland diseases, Malignant tumor, Diagnosis, Human, Sex, Female, Legal medicine, Surveillance
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Code Inist : 002B20E02. Création : 199406.