Specimen diagnosis

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A specimen diagnosis is a diagnosis that can be guessed reliably from the history, as the differential diagnosis is very short and one entity is the diagnosis in the vast majority of cases.

Site Diagnosis Notes
Atrial mass atrial myxoma
Subscapular[1] elastofibroma elderly woman; other (shoulder region) diagnoses: pleomorphic lipoma, desmoplastic fibroblastoma
Temporal artery giant cell arteritis
Subungual tumour glomus tumour painful
Ischemic leg atherosclerosis
Olecranon subcutaneous nodule rheumatoid nodule

See also


  1. URL: http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1057113-overview. Accessed on: 26 October 2011.