#2: Ambiguous terminology
Reportability/Ambiguous terminology--Bone: Is a case reportable when the imaging described a left first rib mass as
most compatible with a chondroid lesion such as a chondrosarcoma? See Discussion.
The radiologist noted the mass was most compatible with a chondroid lesion, which is not reportable on its own, but can the subsequent term
such as be used to accession this as reportable if only one malignant etiology is provided by the radiologist? Or does the statement
such as imply that this is only one of several possible etiologies?
Review this case with the involved physicians to determine their opinion on the bone mass. Review the plans for further evaluation and treatment (if any) to determine whether the physicians view this case as a chondroid lesion, chondrosarcoma, or something else.
If it is not possible to obtain further information, do not report the case at this time. If further information becomes available, review the case again for reportability.