Surprise, your patient has a case of 'incidentaloma'
GPs should consider routinely warning patients that imaging could lead to unexpected findings, say the authors of a new study. Clare Pain reports
A few years ago, an elderly family member’s life was changed forever by a chance finding on an ultrasound scan.
He’d gone for scans relating to benign enlargement of the prostate, but the sonographer, who happened to be a family friend, noticed a suspicious lesion on his liver. It turned out to be a metastasis from primary pancreatic cancer.