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Incidental Findings

"Incidental Findings" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

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Unanticipated information discovered in the course of testing or medical care. Used in discussions of information that may have social or psychological consequences, such as when it is learned that a child's biological father is someone other than the putative father, or that a person tested for one disease or disorder has, or is at risk for, something else.


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This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Incidental Findings" by people in this website by year, and whether "Incidental Findings" was a major or minor topic of these publications.
Bar chart showing 5 publications over 4 distinct years, with a maximum of 2 publications in 2013
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