Case title

Each case should have a case title which can be entered in its dedicated box. The case title is best labelled as just the diagnosis of the case:

  • Hepatoma

NOT

  • Interesting case of a patient with hepatoma
  • Pathologically-proven hepatoma (this should be included in the case description)

No full stop/period should be placed at the end of the case title, e.g. "Hepatoma" not "Hepatoma."

Titles should be in sentence case:

  • Myeloma with extraskeletal involvement

NOT

  • myeloma with extraskeletal involvement
  • MYELOMA WITH EXTRASKELETAL INVOLVEMENT
  • Myeloma With Extra Skeletal Involvement

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Use the full name of the condition rather than abbreviations. 

  • Developmental venous anomaly

NOT

  • DVA
  • Development venous anomaly (DVA) 

The exception to this is if

  • the abbreviation is better known than the full name in which case it can be included or even used solely if the term is very long. 
    • Dysembryoplastic neuroepithelial tumour (DNET)
    • CADASIL
  • or occasionally the pathological diagnosis, and therefore the case title, will include NOS (not otherwise specified) e.g. adenocarcinoma NOS

Under occasional circumstances, a specific point may need to be highlighted in addition to the diagnosis. This can be done by use of a hyphen: 

  • Myeloma - occult on plain film

NOT

  • Myeloma: occult on plain film
  • Myeloma (occult on plain film)

Occasionally you may want to specify that a case only consists of an illustration or a photo. This can be done with brackets. 

  • Sailboat (photo)
  • Fracture classification (diagram)
  • Base of skull (illustration) 
  • Astrocytoma (gross pathology)
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