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pathognomonic

[¦path·əg·nō′män·ik]
(medicine)
Characteristic of a given disease, enabling it to be distinguished from other diseases.
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Pyelography demonstrating the "curlicue" sign is pathognomonic. This patient had resolution of symptoms and acute renal failure after ureter displacement from the greater sciatic foramen and double-J stent placement.
In that circumstance, the pathognomonic jelly can be extracted from the belly by means of a trocar (24) *,--an approach seldom used any longer.
To diagnose TPO, the typical scene in FOB is very pathognomonic, and a biopsy is not always necessary.
PRE-2004 PARADIGM CYTOLOGY HISTOLOGY ARCHITECTURAL + +++ FRAMEWORK CYTOLOGICAL +++ ++/+++ DETAIL QUALITY OF IHC +++ EASE OF +++ SAMPLING CONCLUSION In difficult / complex diagnosis, a preliminary cytology diagnosis should be followed by an histological confirmation POST-2004 PARADIGM CYTOLOGY HISTOLOGY ARCHITECTURAL + +++ FRAMEWORK CYTOLOGICAL +++ ++/+++ DETAIL QUALITY OF IHC ++/+++ +++ EASE OF +++ SAMPLING MOLECULAR +++ ++/+++ TESTING CONCLUSION The molecular result becomes "pathognomonic" for diagnostics, or final for therapeutics--the cytology opinion does not need confirmation A and B, Change of paradigm in the relationship between cytopathology and histopathology after the adoption of molecular testing.
Trichorrhexis invaginata of hair and eyebrows, due to invagination of the distal portion of the hair shaft into the proximal portion, is pathognomonic for Netherton syndrome [10, 11].
Diagnosis of epiploic appendagitis is made challenging by the lack of pathognomonic clinical features and should therefore be considered as a potential diagnosis of exclusion [13].
This technique is usually performed under ultrasound guidance and is useful in the pre-operative diagnosis of HD by demonstrating the diagnostic hooklets and scolices in the aspiration fluid, which are pathognomonic. [4] Conventionally Direct Air dried smears from the aspirated material are stained with May-Grunwald Giemsa (MGG) stain and alcohol fixed smears are stained with the Papanicolaou (Pap) and hematoxylin-eosin (HE) stain for cytodiagnosis.
The X-ray changes that are considered to be pathognomonic and found in almost all patients are dia-metaphyseal osteosclerosis bilaterally and symmetrically in the tubular bones of upper and lower extremities.
Peters will point out that interstitial cystitis actually consists of two different entities: a classic presentation featuring the pathognomonic Hunner's lesion on cystoscopy and interstitial cystitis/painful bladder syndrome.
Radiographically, the presence of a bowel-within-bowel configuration with or without mesenteric fat and mesenteric vessels on computed tomography (CT) imaging is pathognomonic for non-lead point intussusception.
A response to antibiotics is also not pathognomonic. Although patients with the organism in their sputum have been reported as responding well to metronidazole, it is necessary to recognize that this drug is also effective for a wide range of other respiratory anaerobic infections.
The current hurdles in the diagnosis of intestinal TB are mainly based on its unspecific clinical and endoscopic presentation and histopathology that frequently misses the pathognomonic lesions.