Synchronous (pathology)

Dr Daniel J Bell et al.

The term synchronous is used in oncology to refer to two (or more) independent primary malignancies, when the second (or third, etc.) malignancy arose within six months of the diagnosis of the first malignancy 1,2. These may be in the same, or in different, organs.

See also

Terms used in radiology

Article information

rID: 75612
System: Oncology
Section: Pathology
Tag: cases
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Synchronous malignancies
  • Synchronous (general)
  • Synchronous tumours
  • Synchronicity

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