Case title

Dr Henry Knipe and Dr Yuranga Weerakkody et al.

Each case should have a case title which can be entered in its dedicated box - a clear and concise case title is vital to having the educational case library well organized and easy to navigate. 

The case title is best labeled 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 tumor (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. Please format using a hyphen 

  • Myeloma - occult

NOT

  • Myeloma: occult
  • Myeloma (occult)

Each series in a case already has a modality and as such adding this routinely is not required. There are, however, occasions where the case includes something specific and not routine that may be of use. These should be added in brackets. Examples include: 

  • Liver adenoma (CEUS)
  • Scimitar syndrome (CMR)

Similarly, occasionally you may want to specify that a case only consists of an illustration or a photo. Modalities rarely need to be included in the case title as they are displayed in the search results. This can be done with brackets. Note, even if multiple, the singular should be used. 

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