Grading & Scoring Schema in Surgical Pathology

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Why  a grading and scoring system?

  • All disease (i.e. pathologic entities) have a quantitative nature (e.g. size of a tumor, severity of inflammation).
  • The quantitative attributes often determine the nature of the disease (i.e. diagnosis). For example, when mammary atypical ductal hyperplasia exceeds certain size, it "becomes" intraductal carcinoma.
  • Clinical management of a disease almost always influenced by its quantitative attributes.

Why have a web-based approach?

  • Managing a large number of grading / scoring schema in conventional book-note format is difficult .
  • It is time-consuming and inefficient to thumbing through different books / articles for a needed grading schema.
  • You notes of of schemas may likely be misplaced from time to time and / or outdated.
  • You may may need to access to the schemas from different places!

How should we quantify the disease with the grading system?

  • Adhere to the proposed morphologic criteria.
  • Be consistent.
  • Pay attention to technics - do right thing CORRECTLY!

How to use this Grading & Scoring system?

  • Click on the organ name from the list on the left to view all related grading schema.
  • On each Organ page, click on each subtitle to expand or collapse the content.
  • To return to this front page, click on the "Grading Schema (main page)" on the top of any page.

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Disclaimer: This Grading & Scoring Schema is only intended to be a tool to facilitate the reporting process. The users are expected to use their judgment as to the accuracy and adequacy of information presented here. The owner of this site or its affiliated entities shall not be held liable for any adverse results from use or misuse of the information in this system.