Stub

Last revised by Assoc Prof Frank Gaillard on 26 May 2022

Stubs are short incomplete articles that are little more than a placeholder for a longer definitive article. The length of the article is less important than how long it is in contrast to how long it should be. In other words, some articles need only be a paragraph long to be considered complete, whilst other articles may still be stubs even if they are many paragraphs in length.

As such stubs are discouraged as they add little value to the site (see what Radiopaedia is NOT).

Sometimes however it may be useful to add cases to a stub or use it as a linking article between multiple other articles.

In the unlikely situation where a stub is deemed necessary, each stub should be given the tag 'stub' so that it may be found easily.

List of current stubs

Despite our dislike of stubs, there are many in existence that can do with your help. This is a list of these stubs. Adopt one today and expand it.

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