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  angioplasty - 11/22/06 16:33
 
  6. A 52-year-old woman is admitted to the hospital for diagnostic evaluation of a slight aphasia and change in her personality, as noted by her husband. CT scan of the head discloses a 3-cm mass in the left temporal lobe and a 5-cm mass in the right frontal lobe. Because she is a chronic cigarette smoker, you have been obtaining annual chest x-ray films, which have been reported as normal. Her chest x-ray film on admission today is reported as showing a "2-cm spiculated mass in the left subapical region." No reference is made to comparing this film with the prior films. The radiologist then calls you and admits to you that the lesion was present on her prior films but it was overlooked. Which of the following is the most appropriate next step?

A

) Agree with the radiologist that informing the patient and her family will do more harm than good

B

) Ask the radiologist to inform the patient and her family of the problem

C

) Compliment the radiologist for finding what will probably be the primary lesion accounting for the two CNS lesions

D

) Consult with your attorney regarding avoidance of litigation for yourself

E
Inform the radiologist of your responsibility to inform the patient and her family of the problem

 
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  pedres - 11/22/06 16:49
 
  E  
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  knock_knock - 11/22/06 16:51
 
  Agree. E  
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  alexis - 11/22/06 17:01
 
  e. man what a blunder!!! radiologist is in a soup!  
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  pk007 - 11/22/06 17:56
 
  E.  
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  benign1998 - 11/22/06 21:09
 
  e  
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