Table 3

Proposed error grading of potential medical differences between primary and expert diagnosis (according to [41].

Grade

Error in

Differences


0

    Rejection or No answer

1

Organ tissue

Normal <> Abnormal

2

Abnormal tissue

Inflammatory <> Neoplastic

3

Lesion

Acute <> Chronic; Benign <> Malignant

4

Cell type

Sarcoma <> Carcinoma, Tumor <> Inflammation; Non- <> Invasive

5

Specificities

Tbc; Fibroma <> Myoma; Adeno <> Squamous

6

Severity, Grading

low <> high

7

Origin, bacteria

Tbc <> Brucellosis; Primary <> Metastasis

8

Prognosis

Good <> Fair <> Poor

9

Therapy, follow up

No need <> yes

10

    Identical diagnosis

    minor differences in differential diagnosis


Kayser et al. Diagnostic Pathology 2008 3:17   doi:10.1186/1746-1596-3-17

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